Subject Area: Disability & Special Needs Studies

A Geographical History of Institutional Provision for the Insane: From Medieval Times to the 1860’s in England and Wales
 Philo, Christopher Paul
2004 0-7734-6509-X 712 pages
Tackles the historical encounter between madness and space in two interwoven ways. Conceptually, it offers a critical revisiting of Foucault’s famous 1961 text translated as Madness and Civilization. Traces the emergence of an exclusionary impulse seeking to remove those designated as ‘mad’ from the midst of everyday society, and it also maps out the many different sites and institutions that have confined, sheltered, treated and even cured madness over the centuries. Readers can follow the broad historical sweep of the narrative, or they can dip into the relatively self-contained chapters on particular facilities (gaols and workhouses, private madhouses, charitable lunatic hospitals, and public county lunatic asylums).

Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities Transition to Adulthood
 Smith, Mieko Kotake
1998 0-7734-8286-5 108 pages
This study presents findings of a longitudinal study of the transition to adulthood of high school students with severe emotional disabilities. The sample of this exploratory research included 41 students in the Severely Behaviorally Handicapped (SBH) program and the Transitional Adjustment Program (TAP) in public high schools and a comparison group of non-disabled students in the same community, a mid-sized county in Ohio. Data were collected through personal interviews of the students and their parents/guardians. Participants in the first-year cohort were followed for three years, and participants in the second-year cohort for two years. The report includes quantitative and qualitative findings concerning student and parent perspectives on contributions of school and family to the transition of youth to adulthood.

An Oral History of the Education of Visually Impaired People
 French, Sally
2006 0-7734-5706-2 484 pages
By means of 61 open-ended interviews with visually impaired people (written as stories) and an analysis of documentary evidence, this book explores the history of education for visually impaired children in Britain from the 18th century to the present day. The sample is broad in terms of age, gender, type of school, geographical location and the presence of additional impairments. It provides a rich source of information regarding specific educational experiences (for example, in Sunshine Homes and selective schools) and also reflects on institutionalization, regimentation, abuse, the effects of separation from home and community and the importance of friendship. College experiences and the transition to adulthood and employment are also emphasized in many stories. As well as highlighting common experiences, the stories depict great diversity and illustrate how educational trends and practices for visually impaired children changed throughout this period. The final chapter reflects on the lessons than can be learned from these accounts regarding the inclusion of visually impaired children in mainstream school today. It demonstrates the complexity of the concept of inclusion and how this requires changes within society as a whole rather than just within schools. The book adds to the growing history of disabled people from their own perspective.

Assessment Strategies for Individuals with Disabilities
 Taylor, George R.
2002 0-7734-7102-2 292 pages

Autism, Adhd, and Anorexia Nervosa
 Hosin, Amer
2007 0-7734-5163-3 128 pages
This book examines three of the most important childhood mental disorders – autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and anorexia nervosa. The author provides comprehensive coverage and evidence-based research findings that will inform both practitioners working in these areas and scholars of various backgrounds.

Community Based Rehabilitation in Botswana the Myth of the Hidden Disabled
 Ingstad, Benedicte
1997 0-7734-8624-0 392 pages
The Community-Based Rehabilitation program (CBR) was developed by WHO, with the initial idea that it should be linked to already-existing infrastructures. The program was field-tested in several countries. This book is based on fieldwork done in Botswana in 1981-84 and is the only monograph based on an intensive study of the implementation and functioning of the CBR program. As such, the volume is a groundbreaker in the fields of social/community medicine and rehabilitation. It will also be of great interest to those in the growing field of Medical Anthropology. The author is the co-editor of Disability and Culture, a collection of articles recently published by the University of California Press.

Dramaturgy of Mark Medoff. Five Plays Dealing with Deafness and Social Issues
 Medoff, Mark
2004 0-7734-6390-9 441 pages
Select social and academic communities accord cultural status to deafness and disability, but cultural designation remains an intensely debated topic among many culture non-members and a sensitive “hot potato” among culture group members. As a result and with alarming speed and regularity, an increasing number of scholars now examine multiple facets of deafness and disability and how culture members intersect with mainstream society.

Early Education of the Blind in Britain 1790 - 1900
 Oliphant, John
2007 0-7734-5247-8 204 pages
Illustrates the educational experience of the blind in Victorian Britain, and examines critically the origins, nature, achievements and shortcomings of the voluntary institutions responsible in the State’s absence. The work discusses early unheeded criticisms of utilitarian education in confinement, the influential reports of the Charity Organisation Society (1876) and the Royal Commission (1899) on the condition of the disabled, and compares the role of the British state with more active governments elsewhere. Overall, Britain’s institutions offered inferior industrial training and less cultural stimulation than their counterparts in Saxony, France or the United States.

Efficacy of the Scientific Research Associates Corrective Reading Program for Students with Reading Disabilities
 Young, Sharon K.
2014 0-7734-4260-X 136 pages
The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine the extent to which implementation of the Scientific Research Associates Reading Program (SRA) with students attending grades 4 through 6 with reading disabilities improves the scores of this student population on the Standardized Test for the Assessment of Reading (STAR). The research questions were formulated with a focus on on the manner in which implementation of the SRA program as supplemental intervention compares with traditional reading programs void of such intervention.

English Language Learners with Disabilities: A Resource Guide for Educators
 Birnbaum, Barry W.
2008 0-7734-4991-4 124 pages
A reference tool for educators on an under-researched topic, particularly with regards to laws governing bilingual education for the disabled.

Experience of Minority Mothers with Early Childhood Deaf Education Programs
 Kommatea-Steyer, Lisa A.
2007 0-7734-5261-3 176 pages
This qualitative investigation examines the experiences of eight mothers or female guardians of hearing-impaired children with their children’s deaf education programs. All the research participants were members of linguistic or cultural minority groups living in the greater New York Metropolitan area. The analysis of the data revealed the intense responsibility that rests on these women for the education of their hearing-impaired children.

History of Disability in Nineteenth Century Scotland
 Hutchison, Iain
2007 0-7734-5271-0 432 pages
This book considers the way in which disability was perceived in the popular and official culture of nineteenth-century Scotland. Assembling the voices of the disabled from memoirs, letters and court proceedings, this work provides the empirical groundwork for understanding the disability experience and its representation during a period of unprecedented industrialization, urbanization and demographic change. This book contains 26 black and white photographs.

How Dwarfs Experience the World Around Them
 Kruse, Robert J.
2007 0-7734-5281-8 124 pages
Offers an unprecedented view into the everyday geographies of people with dwarfism. From the practical aspects of mobility and public accessibility to the intricacies of family and private spaces, the author examines the ways in which the geographies of dwarfism are similar to and differ from those of other disabilities.

How the Factor of Profitability Determines the Psychiatric Diagnosis. Case Studies of Social Triage in the Texas Psychiatric Hospital Industry
 Glumm, Karen
2012 0-7734-2657-4 284 pages
First hand accounts of private psychiatric hospitals policies and shows that there is often willful neglect of patients who do not have the money to pay, and sometimes there is even manipulation on behalf of psychiatrists and nurses to keep people in therapy just to run up their expenses with insurance companies, only to miraculously ‘cure’ them when their coverage runs out. Testimonial statements during congressional hearings are made available in this text, and the book describes what political fallout occurred, if any, once patients stepped forward to report their lack of care.

Impact of a Unique Cooperative American University Usaid Funded Speech-Language Pathologist, Audiologist, and Deaf Educator B.s. Degree Program in the Gaza Strip
 Silverman, Franklin H.
2002 0-7734-7189-8 172 pages
This study describes a degree training program conducted by Lamar University and Marquette University in the Gaza Strip 1992-1996, and its impacts on participants and others. Faculty from both universities traveled to the Gaza Strip, lived there, and taught courses in classrooms constructed for the purpose. A ten-million dollar grant from USAID resulted in the creation of state-of-the-art facilities for providing clinical services to speech and hearing handicapped children and the training of 33 Palestinian men and women. It provides a model that could be used to develop programs for training other kinds of professionals in developing countries. It will also interest scholars studying the impact of projects funded by USAID. “The practical information that Drs. Silverman and Moulton share here with readers should provide very useful information that can help to guide others interested in undertaking this type of project in a Third World environment.” – Robert A. Wild, S. J., President, Marquette University

Research on Intervention in Special Education
 Nakken, Han
1992 0-7734-9514-2 376 pages
Special education as a field of research studies severe educational problems. To look at intervention from a wide perspective, this work examines the family, the school, and the (semi)institutional care. Emphasis is on research in the Netherlands,but there are contributions from well-known scientists of the USA, the UK, and Germany. Both the very practical`Anglo-Saxon' and more philosophical `Continental' approaches are taken into account.

Select Annotated Bibliography of Public Attitudes Toward Mental Illness, 1975-2005
 Bhugra, Dinesh
2007 0-7734-5169-2 244 pages
This volume brings together key papers which, from 1975 to 2005, have dealt with public attitudes to mental illness and psychiatry. Knowledge of such attitudes is essential for those who deliver mental health care so that primary prevention, early intervention and appropriate treatments can be set up.

Sexuality and the Developmentally Handicapped a Guidebook for Health Care Professionals
 Rowe, William F.
1987 0-88946-132-5 245 pages
Presents the knowledge, attitudes, and skills pertinent to responding to the sexual problems of developmentally handicapped persons, their families, and communities. Details fully documented cases, issues concerning the law, and resource materials available.

Strategies for Developing Personalized Programs for Individuals with Disabilities
 Taylor, George R.
2002 0-7734-7253-3 312 pages
This text was written to provide educators and communities serving children with disabilities in the private and public sectors a guide to develop, implement, evaluate, and revise individualized education programs (IEPs). It provides strategies and guidelines to assist individuals to develop IEPs which will comply with federal and state laws. It will also serve as a guide for support personnel such as school psychologists, counselors, regular educators, physical and occupational therapists, speech therapists, and other specialists in conducting and implementing duties and responsibilities associated with IEPs.

Strategies to Overcome Oppression and Discrimination for Marginalized Groups
 Butler, Lola M.
2001 0-7734-7334-3 192 pages
Provides a comprehensive portrayal of the most vulnerable and disenfranchised groups in society. The book explores racial and ethnic minorities, children, gays and lesbians, women, people with disabilities, religious minorities, poverty, the elderly, and death and dying. The study integrates and dissects the complexity associated with understanding underlying causes and conditions that hinder populations at risk from attaining mainstream access. The text provides multiformity in strategies that can assist social workers in altering social outcomes, promoting a pivotal active emphasis on advocacy, empowerment, and social change.

Examining Disability in the Historical, Legal, Literary, Medical, and Religious Discourses of the Middle Ages
 Turner, Wendy J.
2011 0-7734-1443-6 472 pages
In essays that cover both familiar and lesser-known texts from the Anglo-Saxon period to the late Middle Ages, contributors demonstrate the wide-ranging and pervasive presence of disability in the Middle Ages and, consequently, the importance of a disablity perspective to a more complete understanding of medieval notions of self and body in domestic, legal, medical, and social terms. In making use of contemporary disability theories, yet recognizing medieval-specific notions of disability, this collection provides important pathways toward medieval models through which to view disability in the Middle Ages more accurately.

Une Étude Comparative de L’Éducation Inclusive Des Enfants Avec Besoins Particuliers en France et En Allemagne. Recherches Dans Onze Salles De Classe
 Schneider, Cornelia
2011 0-7734-1531-9 252 pages
Explores the social and educational experiences of children identified as having special educational needs. The study compares research carried out in Germany and France. In French.

Diabetes, Autism, ADHD, Hunger, Anger, and Other Infirmities
 Manson, Tony J
2008 0-7734-4976-0 228 pages
This work addresses the need to include in classroom management the strategies employed in teacher education programs. The studies contained in this volume are based on a changing awareness of, and attitude toward, at risk students and the best methods of maximizing their educational performance.

What Happens When a Society is Diverse?
 Sicakkan, Hakan G.
2006 0-7734-5877-8 252 pages
To provide a solid interdisciplinary basis for theorizing diversity, the book brings together the conceptual and methodological tools of political theory, social theory, history, political science, sociology and social anthropology. In this book, scholars with unique competencies share their knowledge on the topic and provide novel angles for thinking about coexistence and politics in diverse societies.