First published in 1988, Quality of Life for Handicapped People examines developments and innovations in research and practice concerning the quality of life for those with disabilities.
The book centres on the topic of rehabilitation education, with a particular focus on issues relating to quality of life, including what is meant by ‘quality of life’ and the measures and systems required to assess the variables involved. It highlights the significance of rehabilitation education in underlining the key issue of how individuals feel about themselves and how they perceive the services available to them for the purpose of rehabilitation. It considers the importance of environment and the improvement of environment in increasing quality of life, and examines a range of vocational and social programmes from a variety of perspectives.
Quality of Life for Handicapped People will be of use to those with an interest in the history and development of rehabilitation education.
Table of Contents
1: Quality of Life and Rehabilitation: An Introduction, Roy I. Brown; 2: An Analysis of the Dimensions of Quality of Life for People with Physical Disabilities, Trevor R. Parmenter; 3: Quality of Life in Persons with Disabilities: Issues in the Development of Services, Roger Blunden; 4: Integrated Child Development Services Programmes and Quality of Life of Children, Tehal Kohli; 5: Lifestyle and Satisfaction in Families of Children with Down's Syndrome, E. A. Byrne, C. C. Cunningham 6: Quality of Life Amongst Handicapped Adults, Roy I. Brown, Max B. Bayer, Christine MacFarlane; 7: Approaches to Training: The Social Skills Needed for Quality of Life, Daniel W. Close, Gilbert Foss; 8: Environmental Design for Disabled Persons, Roy V. Ferguson; 9: Enhancing the Quality of Life: The Role of the Arts in the Process of Rehabilitation, Bernie Warren, Roberta Nadeau; 10: Religion and Rehabilitation: A Particular Challenge for Christianity, Patrick McGinley; 11: How Computer Learning Technology can Enhance Quality of Life, Kenneth A. Ryba; 12: Rehabilitation Practitioners: Making a Difference in the Quality of Life for Disabled Persons, Aileen Wight Felske; Index
Roy I. Brown