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Only in recent decades has the U.S. become committed to developing the full potential of physically and mentally disabled citizens. New programs have arisen out of this commitment--from "mainstreaming" in public schools to barrier-free building design. And along with this shift in focus, there has been a tremendous quantity of literature produced on the subject of rehabilitation.

This valuable, informational literature has originated from scattered sources. Much of it, such as many excellent handbooks for the disabled, was never released commercially in printed form. Now these vital resources are available, drawn together in one easy-to-use microform collection, Rehabilitation and Handicapped Literature.

Professionals such as physicians, physical therapists, nurses, social workers, and others working with the handicapped or involved in rehabilitation programs and facilities find this collection to be a definitive reference source on:

  • physical and mental disabilities
  • therapies
  • new rehabilitation programs

The base collection consists of approximately 1,500 full-text items assembled by The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC). NARIC is the national research library serving as both abstractor and indexer for all research reports and audiovisual materials sponsored by the National Institute of Handicapped Research. Featured are statistical surveys, case histories and handbooks for the disabled. In addition to the base collection, updates are now available through 1989.

Any institution supporting academic and research programs in rehabilitation, physical medicine, occupational therapy, special education, mental health, rehabilitation engineering, and more will find this collection unequaled in bringing together disparate resources for their use. The material spans every aspect of physical and mental rehabilitation, including:

  • Physical Disabilities/Behavioral Disorders: paraplegia, quadraplegia, amputation, mental illness, mental retardation, spinal cord injury, hearing and visual impairment, and more
  • Rehabilitation Professionals and Techniques: administration, behavior modification, counseling, evaluation, occupational therapy, research utilization, speech therapy, and others
  • Rehabilitation Facilities and Educational Programs: adult day-care centers, community-based rehabilitation, halfway houses, independent living programs, multi-disability rehabilitation centers

With the trend toward independent living and full utilization of potential for the handicapped, this important collection brings to professionals a wealth of literature to assist them in realizing these goals.

CATALOGING:Updates for 1982-1989 cataloged on OCLC.

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