Developmental Disabilities: Introduction to a Diverse Field,
Developmental Disabilities: Introduction to a Diverse Field
Emphasis on the full lifespan developmental model helps readers understand the current recognition that persons with disabilities proceed through a full lifespan of development that is parallel with that of other persons and require services throughout their entire lives.
Inclusion of normal prenatal and postnatal development provides a solid basis for understanding delays and deviant development.
Discussion of prevention of developmental disabilities includes biological and social factors. This controversial subject is of growing importance in the field.
Focus on the service delivery revolution over the past few decades helps readers understand the contemporary model and procedures for service delivery, to become more effective professionals, advocates, or customers of these services.
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