Disability: A Diversity Model Approach in Human Service Practice by Romel Mackelprang

Disability: A Diversity Model Approach in Human Service Practice

byRomel Mackelprang, Richard Salsgiver

Paperback | April 20, 2015

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The third edition of Disability remains an indispensable tool for human service practitioners in understanding disability from an empowerment perspective. The authors address policy, theory, description, and practice, stressing the difference of disability rather than the dysfunction ofdisability. The text is illustrated with in-depth personal narratives by those living with disability and thought-provoking sidebars that ask readers to consider the implications of their own reactions to disability. Mackelprang and Salsgiver establish the historical and societal context in which those with disabilities are marginalized, discuss the major groupings of disabilities, and finally offer a model for assessment and practice that human service practitioners can adopt. The book develops a contemporaryperspective in which people with disabilities are considered valuable and contributing members of society. Using this book, students will find not only a prescription for professional assessment and practice, but also the necessary understanding of common issues those with disabilities face, thesocial contexts in which they live, and the tools to work with people with disabilities as equals and partners.

About The Author

Romel W. Mackelprang (DSW, MSW, University of Utah) is professor of social work and director of the Center for Disability Studies and Universal Access at Eastern Washington University. Active in disability rights since 1980, he continues to be involved in the independent living movement. He is committed to inclusive policies in which d...

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Title:Disability: A Diversity Model Approach in Human Service PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:548 pages, 8.9 × 5.98 × 1.1 inPublished:April 20, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190656409

ISBN - 13:9780190656409

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"Disability: A Diversity Model Approach in Human Service Practice is a must-read text for any student in the helping professions. Mackelprang and Salsgiver's writing is brilliantly clear, concise, and empowering." --Randy Johner, University of Regina