Psycho-Social Integration Of The Handicapped: A Challenge To The Society
The International Year for the Disabled Persons, celebrated in 1981, ushered in a worldwide concern for the position of the handicapped in society. A nation- wide need was felt to undertake actions where the disabled are in variably led to be handicapped in the social milieu. Any worthwhile attempt to integrated the handicapped into the social milieu. Any worthwhile attempt to integrate the handicapped into the society calls for an appropriate understanding of the multifaceted problems of the disabled. Differential dynamics of handicaps involves an understanding of the magnitude of the problem, the causes and consequences of disability in the context of physical and psychological characteristics and social development. The author?s interest in these areas supplemented by her extensive and cumulative academic and research experiences in the field of disability and handicap over the last two decades has resulted in a coherent analysis of the phenomena of handicap the concept, the prevalence and the prospects ? as pertaining to a developing nation, particularly India. The relevant findings and conclusion have now been summarised in the form of this readable and easily comprehensible publication which is intended to serve as a text-cum-resource book covering the four major categories of the handicapped-the blind, the deaf, the orthopaedically handicapped and the mentally handicapped ? a necessity long felt by teachers, research scholars, and students of the several disciplines of social science, as also of special education, B.Ed. and M.Ed. and social workers at other educational and social welfare institutions in India.
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