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Disability, Augmentative verbal exchange, and the yankee Dream is a collaborative attempt to inform the existence tale of Jon A. Feucht, a guy who used to be born with a sort of cerebral palsy that left him reliant on a wheelchair for mobility, with restricted use of his fingers and an lack of ability to talk with no an assistive communique gadget. it's a tale approximately discovering one’s voice, approximately defying low expectancies, approximately satisfying one’s goals, and approximately creating a distinction on the planet.

Sociologist C. Wright generators famously referred to as for a “sociological mind's eye” that grapples with the intersection of biography and historical past in society and the ways that own problems are with regards to public matters. Disability, Augmentative verbal exchange, and the yank Dream heeds this name via a qualitative “mixed–methods” examine that situates Feucht’s existence in broader social context, figuring out incapacity not only as somebody event but in addition as a social phenomenon. within the culture of incapacity reviews, it additionally illuminates an event of incapacity that avoids analyzing it as tragic or pitiable.

Disability, Augmentative verbal exchange, and the yankee Dream is meant as an analytical and empirical contribution to either incapacity experiences and qualitative sociology, to be learn by way of social technology students and scholars taking classes in incapacity reports and qualitative learn, in addition to through execs operating within the fields of distinctive schooling and speech pathology. Written in an available type, the e-book can be of curiosity to put readers who are looking to study extra approximately incapacity matters and the incapacity adventure.

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See Clark et al. (2001); Harris (2010); Hodge (2007); Jacobs et al. (2004); Lasker and Bedrosian (2001); Millar, Light, and Schlosser (2006). 6. Research on the nature of the relationship between disabled and nondisabled siblings has yielded mixed results. Some studies have found that nondisabled siblings feel resentful for having to put their lives “on hold” while the family gathers its resources to take care of a disabled child. Some nondisabled siblings feel embarrassment, guilt, or concern about their disabled sibling’s future.

Like Janeen, they often need to help out more with caretaking than would otherwise be the case if their sibling was not disabled (Grossman 1972; Marshak, Seligman, and Prezant 1999; Meyer 1995; Naseef 2001; Solomon 2012). 7. See Engel and Munger (2003); Juette and Berger (2008); Watson (2002). 8. For literature on the controversies surrounding contemporary special education services and the policy of inclusion vs. exclusion in mainstream classrooms, see Barton and Armstrong (2001); Connor and Ferri (2007); Danforth (2009); Lipsky and Gartner (1997).

Research on the nature of the relationship between disabled and nondisabled siblings has yielded mixed results. Some studies have found that nondisabled siblings feel resentful for having to put their lives “on hold” while the family gathers its resources to take care of a disabled child. Some nondisabled siblings feel embarrassment, guilt, or concern about their disabled sibling’s future. But others learn to become more caring, compassionate individuals. Like Janeen, they often need to help out more with caretaking than would otherwise be the case if their sibling was not disabled (Grossman 1972; Marshak, Seligman, and Prezant 1999; Meyer 1995; Naseef 2001; Solomon 2012).

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