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Aging and Developmental Disability
Current Research, Programming, and Practice Implications

ISBN 9780789010407
Published March 28, 2001 by Routledge
112 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents


  • Introduction: Aging and Developmental Disability: Current Research, Programming, and Practice Implications
  • The Impact of Age-Related Changes on the Functioning of Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities
  • Overview of Health Issues of Older Women with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Assistive Technology and Environmental Intervention (AT-EI) Impact on the Activity and Life Roles of Aging Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Findings and Implications for Practice
  • Supporting Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Their Families in Planning and Advocacy: A Literature Review
  • Challenges to Aging in Place: The Elder Adult with MR/DD
  • Aging and Developmental Disability Information Resources
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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Joy Hammel, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Occupational Therapy and Disability and Human Development, and on the faculty of the Joint Doctoral Program in Disability Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her BS in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Hammel has worked as an OTR for over 13 years, served as past Chair of the American Occupational Therapy Special Interest Section, and is currently Principal Investigator on several federal research grants. Her research focuses on the supports and barriers to community living experienced by disabled people and older adults, including the long term use, outcomes, and funding of assistive technology and environmental interventions. Susan M. Nochajski, PhD, OTR/L, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Dr. Nochajski has BS and MS degrees in Occupational Therapy and a PhD in Special Education from the University at Buffalo. She has over twenty years of clinical experience in occupational therapy working primarily with persons of all ages with developmental disabilities. Dr. Nochajski’s current research interests involve the use and functional impact of assistive technology by persons with disabilities,.particularly by persons with intellectual disabilities as they age and by students with disabilities as they transition from secondary education to adult settings.