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Faculty of Behavioral Sciences

Paper 6.3: Disability and Rehabilitation 

Unit

Content

Time (Hours)

Domain

I Introduction to disability

Nature of disability; impairment and handicap; beliefs and attitudes towards the disabled, legal issues

Models of disability: social paternalistic, rehabilitation, minority, empowerment, socio-political models, Moral and charity models

Reactions to disablement: personal, environmental, and disability based determiners

Rights of People with Disability Act, 2016

RCI

12

 

4

 

4

 

4

 

 

Must know

 

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

II Empowerment, employment and family

Empowerment: benefits, becoming empowered, social responsibility

Employment: need, preparation, obstacles, maintaining

Family’s role in disability, caregivers’ reactions and adjustment to disability, Burnout in caregivers and professionals

 Working of NGOs in empowerment of disabled

Paralympics

13

4

4

 

5

Must know

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

III Psychosocial issues and interventions

Coping with disability: acceptance, stress, maladjustment

Cultural sensitivity, mental health, Human rights

Recovery process, rehabilitation, Holistic growth

Mental health act

Assisted technologies for rehabilitation

15

5

5

5

 

Must know

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

 

Syllabus Books:

  1. Frank, R.G., Rosenthall, M., Caplan, B. Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology(2nded).Washington,American Psychological Association, 2015
  2. Drum CE, Krahn GL, Bersani H. Disability and Public Health, Washington, America Public Health Association, 2009

 

Reference Books:

  1. F. Riggar, D. R. Maki. (2004). Handbook of Rehabilitation Counseling. Springer.
  2. L. Leavitt. (1999). Cross-Cultural Rehabilitation: An International Perspective. W. B. Saunders.
  3. Sohlberg, C. A. Mateer. (2001). Cognitive Rehabilitation: An Integrative Neuropsychological Approach. Guilford Press.
  4. Marshall. (2005). Perspectives on Rehabilitation and Dementia.Jessica Kingsley