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Disability Across the Developmental Life Span

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Disability Across the Developmental Life Span

SKU# 9780826107343

For the Rehabilitation Counselor

Author: Julie Smart PhD


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This is the only text to provide comprehensive coverage of human growth and development, a requirement mandated by the Council of Rehabilitation Education (CORE) for a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling and for Licensed Professional Counselor certification. Written by an eminent leader in the field of disability studies, this book reflects a significant change in perceptions of individuals with disabilities from being defined foremost by their disability to being viewed as normal individuals with a disability. It provides an understanding of traditional human growth and development that will enhance the practice of disability counseling by enabling an understanding of a client's childhood and prior life experiences.

The book begins with a focus on developmental theories and tasks, followed by a discussion of cultural and ethical considerations in human development. It considers the major theories of human development as they relate to people with and without disabilities, and career theories with a focus on the concept of choice. The book addresses specific developmental stages including a description of developmental tasks, risks, disability applications, specific disabilities common to a particular stage, and cultural and ethical issues, all supported by case examples.

Key Features:

  • Fulfills the required CORE mandated course on human growth and development and the disability experience
  • Addresses disability across the lifespan in relation to developmental stages
  • Authored by highly a respected expert in disability studies

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 14, 2011
  • Page Count 534
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826107343
  • EISBN 9780826107350

Table of Contents 

Chapter One-Introduction

Chapter Two-Basic Principles of Developmental Theories

The Grand Theories

Chapter Three-Sigmund Freud

Chapter Four-Erik Erikson

Chapter Five-Cognitive Theories of Development

Chapter Five-Abraham Maslow's Humanist Theory

Chapter Six-B. F. Skinner and Albert Bandura

Chapter SevenStage Theory of Moral Development

Chapter EightUnderstanding Disability

Chapter Nine-Pregnancy and Infancy

Chapter Ten-Toddlerhood

Chapter Eleven-Early School Age

Chapter Twelve-Adolescence

Chapter Thirteen-Adulthood

Chapter Fourteen -Middle Age

Chapter Fifteen-Old Age