Robert M. Hodapp
University of California, Los Angeles
Development and Disabilities offers the first �multi-disability� developmental approach to children with mental retardation, deafness, blindness and motor impairments. The book is divided into three sections. Part I describes the organismic and contextual aspects of modern-day developmental approaches, along with such historical precursors as Werner, Piaget, and Vygotsky. Part II then examines the most interesting aspects of development in each of the four disabilities. For each disability, studies are described that explore the child�s development, mother-child interaction, and family work. Part III then draws theoretical and applied implications from these four disabilities. Both similarities and differences are noted in development across disabilities, with the aim of better research and intervention. This book should be of interest to a wide range of researchers and practitioners interested in the development of children with disabilities.
Preface; Part I. Introduction and History: 1. What are developmental approaches; 2. Historical precursors to developmental approaches; Part II. Applications of Developmental Approaches to Children with Disabilities: 3. Mental retardation - origins and organismic issues; 4. Mental retardation - contextual issues; 5. Deafness; 6. Blindness and visual impairments; 7. Motor impairments; Part III. Implications and Applications: 8. General lessons; 9. Toward better interventions; 10. Evaluating developmental approaches; Appendix.