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Disabilities sourcebook : basic consumer health information about disabilities that affect the body, mind, and senses, including birth defects, hearing and vision loss, speech disorders, 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, maintaining health and wellness, special education, legal, financial, education, and insurance issues, a glossary of related terms, and resources for additional help and information.

Author: Omnigraphics, Inc.,
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, [2018]
Series: Health reference series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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"Offers 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, online access, and other resources"--
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Disabilities sourcebook
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, [2018]
(DLC) 2018030195
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Omnigraphics, Inc.,
ISBN: 9780780816428 0780816420
OCLC Number: 1042078872
Description: xviii, 776 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Introduction to disabilities. What is a disability? --
Statistics on people with disabilities in the United States --
Common barriers to participation experienced by people with disabilities --
Myths and facts about people with disabilities --
Women with disabilities --
Aging and disabilities --
Communicating with and about people with disabilities --
A guide for caregivers of people with disabilities --
Abuse and people with disabilities. Part 2: Types of disabilities. Overview of birth defects --
Cerebral palsy --
Cleft lip and palate --
Cystic fibrosis --
Inherited disorders of metabolism --
Muscular dystrophy --
Spina bifida --
Sensory disabilities --
Speech disorders --
Intellectual and cognitive disabilities --
Learning disabilities --
Autism spectrum disorders --
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder --
Psychiatric disability and mental disorders --
Degenerative disorders that cause disability --
Disability caused by injury and trauma. Part 3: Technologies and services that help people with disabilities and their families. What is assistive technology? --
Rehabilitative and assistive technology --
Mobility aids --
Home use devices and modifications --
Devices for improving communication and hearing --
Therapy and services to aid communication --
Low vision devices and services --
How therapists can assist people with disabilities --
Art and recreational therapy --
Service animals and people with disabilities --
Finding accessible transportation --
Family support services. Part 4: Staying healthy with a disability. Nutrition and weight management issues for people with disabilities --
Physical activity for people with disabilities --
Personal hygiene for people with disabilities --
Bowel and bladder problems associated with disability --
Pressure sores: what are they and how to prevent them --
Managing pain --
Coping with anxiety disorders and depression --
Health insurance concerns --
Is it a medical emergency? --
Rehabilitation: options for people with disabilities --
Choosing a long-term care setting. Part 5: Special education for children with disabilities. Laws about educating children with disabilities --
Evaluating children for disability --
Early intervention services --
Individualized education programs --
Supports, modifications, and accommodations for students --
Students with disabilities preparing for postsecondary education --
Transitioning students with disabilities to higher education and adulthood. Part 6: Legal, employment, and financial concerns for people with disabilities. A guide to disability rights laws --
Questions and answers about the Americans with Disabilities Act --
Housing and safety issues for people with disabilities --
Employees with disabilities --
Scholarships and financial aid available to students with disabilities --
Social security disability benefits --
Amputation and social security benefits --
Tax benefits and credits for people with disabilities --
Guardianship for people with disability --
Advance directives and advance care planning for people with physical and intellectual disabilities. Part 7: Additional help and information. Glossary of terms related to disabilities --
Directory of organizations that help people with disabilities --
Directory of organizations for athletes with disabilities --
How can I get help finding and paying for assistive technology?
Series Title: Health reference series.

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"Offers 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, online access, and other resources"--

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