Perspectives on Disability and Rehabilitation, Contesting Assumptions, Challenging Practice

Perspectives on Disability and Rehabilitation

Contesting Assumptions, Challenging Practice

By Karen Whalley Hammell, PhD, MSc, OT(C), DipCOT, Researcher and Writer, Saskatchewan, Canada

Preface. Exploring the assumptions underpinning rehabilitation. Normality and the classification of difference. Disability and deviance from the norm. Theoretical models of disability. The cultural perpetuation of disability. The body and physical impairment. Disability, rehabilitation and liminality. Rehabilitation fundamentals. Client-centred philosophy: exploring privalege and power. Researching disability and rehabilitation. Contesting assumptions; challenging practice. Glossary. References