Growing Up with Disability encompasses a wide range of perspectives on childhood impairment and its social implications. The book adopts a child-centred approach, stressing the importance of communicating with disabled children, and includes interviews and pieces of their own writing. Pre-school and school age children describe their behaviour and feelings within their own families, substitute families, and residential homes. The book explores how such children can best be protected, and how their quality of life can be improved. Using the social model of disability which identifies the barriers to inclusion, contributors give examples of progressive practice, and examine the aspirations of young disabled people, their friendships, and how they come to terms with adolescence and the transition to adulthood.
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(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Author Biography - Carol Robinson
Dr Carol Robinson was formerly a social worker for Essex County Council. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow and project director at the Norah Fry Research Centre, University of Bristol. Dr Kirsten Stalker is a Reader in the Education Faculty at Strathclyde University. She is the editor of Developments in Short-Term Care: Breaks and Opportunities, and author of 'Share the Care': An Evaluation of a Family-Based Respite Care Service, both published by Jessica Kingsley.