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Disability

A Diversity Model Approach in Human Service Practice

Fourth Edition

Romel W. Mackelprang, Richard O. Salsgiver, and Ryan C. Parrey

Publication Date - December 2021

ISBN: 9780197606384

664 pages
Paperback
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

Retail Price to Students: $82.95

The #1 best-selling human services and social work text on disability

Description

Disability, Fourth Edition, is an indispensable tool for human services students in understanding disability from an empowerment perspective. The textbook is divided into three parts: Part I establishes a nontraditional context of disability, moving readers away from the perspective that people with disabilities are sick, passive, and deviant. Part II looks at groupings of disabilities placed within the context of the social definition of disability. Part III discusses human service practice with people with disabilities.

Authors Mackelprang, Salsgiver, and Parrey establish the historical and societal context in which those living with disabilities are marginalized while offering a social ecological model and its three--biosocial, psychosocial, and social--cultural dimensions that students and instructors can employ. Readers will also be introduced to universal diversity theory, which draws from feminist, race, disability, and queer theories for an approach that is applicable across all diverse groups. Written from a North American perspective, the book also addresses disability laws, policies, and practices globally. Learning objectives guide students' reading and discussion questions highlight key ideas while text boxes and personal narratives bring the book to life.

New to this Edition

  • A new chapter, “Universal Diversity Theory,” provides a unifying framework that breaks down silos between identity groups, decouples diversity and oppression, and addresses diversity as a unifying concept for all
  • An updated three-component d/Disability framework covers impairments as individual characteristics, impairment in a societal context, and Disability as a source of identity, pride, and culture
  • A timely discussion and analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on the disability community
  • An updated exploration of the principles of race, gender, queer, disability, and economic theories as they relate to the disability community
  • A greater emphasis on disability in Canada as well as the United States as well as updated laws, policies, and practices in North America as well as globally

Features

  • A non-traditional approach defies social constructs that devalue people with disabilities and puts forward Disability as a cause of pride and cultural identity
  • Narratives from people with disabilities provide personal insight while learning objectives and discussion questions reinforce key concepts
  • Introduces and employs the social ecological model and its three (biosocial, psychosocial, and social-cultural) dimensions
  • Written from a North American perspective, the book also addresses disability laws, policies, and practices globally
  • Accompanied by a robust set of instructor resources

About the Author(s)

Romel W. Mackelprang (DSW, MSW, University of Utah) is Professor Emeritus of Social Work, a founder of the Center for Disability Studies and Universal Access, and founder of the Disability Studies program at Eastern Washington University.

Richard O. Salsgiver (PhD, Carnegie-Mellon University) is Professor Emeritus of Social Work at California State University, Fresno.

Ryan C. Parrey (PhD, University of Illinois) is Director of the Disability Studies program and Senior Lecturer at Eastern Washington University.

Reviews

"Disability is a comprehensive text covering a wide array of subjects pertaining to understanding the history, culture, and nature of disability coupled with an exploration of specific disability types, models of care, and advocacy."--Kerry Arnold, Community College of Philadelphia

Table of Contents

    List of Figures, Tables, and Boxes
    Preface
    Acknowledgments

    Part I: Context for Practice
    Chapter 1. The Meanings and History of Disability in Society
    Student Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Disability in History
    Disability Identity as Minority Identity
    The Power of Language
    Disability Language in Contemporary Society
    An Introduction to Models of Disability
    Summary
    Personal Narrative: Judy Heumann
    Discussion Questions
    Recommended Readings
    Recommended Media
    References

    Chapter 2. Human Development and Disability
    Student Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Traditional Developmental Theories
    Traditional Theories of Adaptation to Disability
    Developmental Theory in the Context of Disability
    Biological and Economic Theories
    Theories of Human Development Related to Identity and Identity Groups
    Disability: Intersections with Other Critical Theories
    Summary
    Personal Narrative: Bill Hyatt
    Discussion Questions
    Recommended Readings
    Recommended Media
    References

    Chapter 3. Traditional Approaches to Disability: Moral and Medical Models
    Student Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    The Moral Model
    Medical and Professional Models
    Ableism and Oppression
    Summary
    Personal Narrative: Abby Kovalsky
    Discussion Questions
    Recommended Readings
    Recommended Media
    References

    Chapter 4. Social and Cultural Manifestations of Disability as Diversity
    Student Learning Objectives
    IntroductionFoundations of Cultures
    Culture and Oppression
    Disability and Oppression
    Disability, Minority Status, and Cultural Development
    Manifestations of Disability Culture
    Disability Culture and Liberation
    Summary
    Personal Narrative: Pat Messerly
    Discussion Questions
    Recommended Readings
    Recommended Media
    References

    Chapter 5. Universal Diversity Theory
    Student Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    The Social-Ecological Model
    Critical Disability Theory
    Universal Diversity Theory in Human Service Practice and Applied Disability Studies
    Universal Diversity Theory Challenges the Validity of Mainstream Normativity
    Language and Cultural Symbols Define and Reflect Societal Values and Actions toward Diverse Peoples
    Individuals and Groups Live with Multiple and Intersecting Identities
    People and Groups in Society Are Independent
    Diversity and Oppression as Related but Not Synonymous
    Universal Diversity Theory Building on Civil Rights to Promote Equality and Move toward Universal Accessibility for All Groups
    Identity, Culture, and Pride Provide Positive Meaning in Life
    Summary
    Personal Narrative: Jess Tourtellotte
    Discussion Questions
    Recommended Readings
    Recommended Media
    References

    Chapter 6. Disability Laws, Policies, and Human Rights
    Student Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Laws and Policies: Five General Categories
    Disability Laws and Policies throughout HistoryEvolving Disability Laws and Policies
    Employment and Education
    The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Subsequent Amendments
    The Canadian Human Rights Act of 1976-1977 and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms of 1982 (Canada)Disability Definitions Globally
    Disability Rights as Human Rights: International Perspectives
    Disability Laws in Multiple Selected Countries
    Universal Access and Policy
    Summary
    Discussion Questions
    Recommended Readings
    Recommended Media
    References

    Part II: Disability Groupings

    Chapter 7. Mobility Disabilities
    Student Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Congenital Disabilities
    Acquired Mobility-Related Disabilities
    Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination
    Aging
    Universal Diversity Theory and Mobility
    Summary
    Personal Narrative: Karen Pendleton
    Discussion Questions
    Recommended Readings
    Recommended Media
    References

    Chapter 8. Deaf, Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People
    Student Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Incidence and Prevalence
    Terminology
    Deaf Culture
    Language
    Family Relationships
    Education
    Hearing Families of Deaf Children
    Multiculturalism
    Hard-of-Hearing Persons
    Late-Onset Deafness
    Universal Diversity Theory and d/Deafness
    Summary
    Personal Narrative: Martha Sheridan
    Discussion Questions
    Recommended Readings
    Recommended Media
    References

    Chapter 9. Blindness and Visual Impairments
    Student Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Causes of Blindness and Visual Impairment
    Social Stigma and Stereotypes
    Blindness and Daily Life
    Persons Who Are Blind and Deaf-DeafBlind
    Universal Diversity Theory and Blindness
    Summary
    Personal Narrative: Brenda Premo
    Discussion Questions
    Recommended Readings
    Recommended Media
    References

    Chapter 10. Developmental Disabilities
    Student Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Intellectual Disabilities
    Down Syndrome
    Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
    The Right to Be Me
    Universal Diversity Theory and Developmental Disabilities
    Summary
    Personal Narrative: Resa Hayes
    Discussion Questions
    Recommended Readings
    Recommended Media
    References

    Chapter 11. Mental Health Disabilities
    Student Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Major Mental Illness Classifications
    Social Contexts of Defining Mental Health Disabilities
    Historical Aspects of Mental Health Disabilities
    Language, Meaning, and Mental Health Disability
    Living with a Mental Health Disability
    Universal Diversity Theory and Mental Health
    Summary
    Personal Narrative: Donna Orrin
    Discussion Questions
    Recommended Readings
    Recommended Media
    References

    Chapter 12. Cognitive Disabilities
    Student Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Learning Disabilities
    Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    Traumatic Brain Injuries
    Psychosocial Consequences of Cognitive Disabilities
    Universal Diversity Theory and Cognitive Disability
    Summary
    Personal Narrative: Kevin Shirey
    Discussion Questions
    Recommended Readings
    Recommended Media
    References

    Chapter 13. Health-Related Disabilities
    Student Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Historical Perspectives
    Infectious Conditions
    COVID-19
    Cancers
    Autoimmune and Inflammatory Conditions
    Cardiovascular Conditions
    Universal Diversity Theory and Health-Related Disabilities
    Summary
    Personal Narrative: Danny Teachmann
    Discussion Questions
    Recommended Readings
    Recommended Media
    References

    Part III: Human Service Practice Framework

    Chapter 14. Assessment in Practice
    Student Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Professional Assessments/Evaluations as Products
    Pathology and Assessment
    Medical and Social Models of Assessment
    Social-Ecological Assessment
    Universal Design and Universal Access
    Summary
    Personal Narrative: Pat Messerly
    Discussion Questions and Exercises
    Recommended Readings
    Recommended Media
    References

    Chapter 15. Models of Practice
    Student Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Models of Practice in Human Service Provision
    The Strengths and Positive Psychology Approaches
    The Empowerment Approach
    The Case Management Approach
    The Independent Living Model
    Summary
    Personal Narrative: Josie Byzek
    Discussion Questions
    Recommended Readings
    Recommended Media
    References

    Chapter 16. Practice Guidelines
    Student Learning Objectives
    Introduction
    Principles in Human Service and Independent Living Practice
    Integrating a Positive Disability Identity
    Human Service Practice Functions
    Case Examples
    Summary
    Discussion Questions
    Recommended Readings
    Recommended Media
    References

    Appendix: Legal Documents: Statutes, Laws, Bills, Charters, and Constitutions
    Index

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