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Title Disabilities sourcebook : basic consumer health information about disabilities that affect the body, mind, and senses, including birth defects, sensory disabilities, speech disorders, intellectual and cognitive disabilities, learning disabilities, psychiatric disorders, degenerative diseases, and disabilities caused by injury and trauma, such as amputation, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury ; along with facts about assistive technology, physical and occupational therapy, living space modifications, maintaining health and wellness, education, and support, legal, financial, insurance issues, a glossary of related terms, and resources for additional help and information / Keith Jones, managing editor.

Publication Info. Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc., [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  362.4 OM5D    Check Shelf
Edition Third edition.
Description xv, 555 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Health reference series
Health reference series.
Summary "Provides basic consumer health information about physical, sensory, cognitive, and learning disabilities, along with facts about assistive devices, technologies, and related services to promote independence, and guidance for families on education and employment options, legal, and financial concerns. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. I. Introduction to disabilities -- 1. What is a disability? -- 2. Statistics on people with disabilities in the United States -- 3. Common barriers experienced by people with disabilities -- 4. Women with disabilities -- 5. Aging and disabilities -- 6. Abuse of children with disabilities.
pt. II. Types of disabilities -- 7. Birth defects -- 8. Cerebral palsy -- 9. Cleft lip and palate -- 10. Cystic fibrosis -- 11. Muscular dystrophy -- 12. Spina bifida -- 13. Arthritis -- 14. Disability caused by injury and trauma -- Back pain -- Spinal cord injury : understanding paralysis, paraplegia, and quadriplegia -- Traumatic brain injury -- 15. Sensory disabilities -- Hearing loss -- Vision loss -- 16. Speech disorders -- Aphasia -- Apraxia -- 17. Intellectual and cognitive disabilities -- Down syndrome -- Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders -- Head trauma in infants (shaken baby syndrome) -- 18. Learning disabilities -- 19. Autism spectrum disorders -- 20. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder -- 21. Psychiatric disability and mental disorders -- 22. Degenerative diseases that cause disabilities -- Alzheimer's disease -- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- Multiple sclerosis -- Parkinson's disease.
pt. III. Assistive technology and treatment options that help people with disabilities -- 23. What is assistive technology? -- 24. Home use medical devices and living space modifications -- 25. Devices for improving communication and hearing -- Captions for deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers -- Cochlear implants -- Hearing aids -- 26. Low vision devices and services -- Living with low vision -- What is Braille? -- Low vision aids for computer users -- 27. Finding accessible transportation -- Adapting motor vehicles for people with disabilities -- Assistance and accommodation for air travel -- 28. Service animals and people with disabilities -- 29. How therapists can assist people with disabilities -- Occupational therapists -- Physical therapists -- Creative arts therapists.
pt. IV. Staying healthy with a disability -- 30. Nutrition and weight management issues for people with disabilities -- Nutrition for swallowing difficulties -- Overweight and obesity among people with disabilities -- Physical activity among adults with disabilities -- 31. Personal hygiene for people with disabilities -- Dental care -- How to bathe someone with a disability -- 32. Bowel and bladder problems associated with disabilities -- 33. Pressure sores/ulcers : what they are and how to prevent them -- 34. Managing pain -- 35. Coping with depression and anxiety -- 36. Health insurance concerns -- Current healthcare options for people with disabilities -- Medicare and nonelderly people with disabilities -- Medicaid and children's health insurance program -- 37. Dealing with hospitalization -- 38. Choosing a long-term care setting -- 39. Family support services -- Understanding respite care -- Adult day care -- A guide for caregivers of people with disabilities.
pt. V. Special education and support services for children with disabilities -- 40. Laws about educating children with disabilities -- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) -- No Child Left Behind Act -- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act -- 41. Evaluating children for disability -- 42. Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) -- 43. Scholarships and financial aid available to students with disabilities.
pt. VI. Legal, employment, and financial support for people with disabilities -- 44. A guide to disability rights laws -- 45. Housing and safety issues for people with disabilities -- Housing for people with disabilities -- Understanding the Fair Housing Amendments Act -- Resources for homeless disabled people -- Disaster preparedness for people with disabilities and special needs -- 46. Disabilities and the workplace -- 47. Social Security Disability benefits -- 48. Tax benefits and credits for people with disabilities -- 49. Preparing for the future : end-of-life care -- Wills, advance directives, and other documents associated with end-of-life planning.
pt. VII. Additional help and information -- 50. Glossary of terms related to disabilities -- 51. Directory of organizations that help people with disabilities -- 52. Directory of organizations for athletes with disabilities -- 53. How can I get help finding and paying for assistive technology?
Subject People with disabilities -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
People with mental disabilities -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
People with disabilities. (OCoLC)fst01057245
People with mental disabilities. (OCoLC)fst01057383
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals. (OCoLC)fst01423877
Added Author Omnigraphics, Inc.
ISBN 9780780813847 (hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
0780813847 (hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
9780780814141 (ebook)
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