Questions related to Disability Studies
Dear Global Research Community,
The issue of ,Race' and Blackness has been invisible in Eurocentric Disability Studies as Postcolonial, Migration and Black Studies more broadly have been accused of neglecting the issue of Disability in their critical analysis of power and racial discrimination.
Do you think black feminist and intersectional disability frameworks could fill this gap in critical examination of the colonial dynamics of power and knowledge?
Thank you so much in advance for your critical thoughts!
My current research on learning citizenship through social studies in Zimbabwe shows that disability issues are largely excluded. Learners with disabilities do not take social studies. Rather, they are made to take basic mathematics and reading only, as if citizenship is a subject they do not need. Suggestions on links with other researchers interested on inclusive education and citizenship are welcome.
I'm also looking for valid subjective tools that could help gather information about the Quality of Life in adults with severe and/or profound intellectual disabilities.
Thank you all in advance!
I am teaching a class on the ethics of conducting research that includes individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities as study participants.
I have never participated in such a study and am interested in obtaining both the study protocol and informed consent documents to use as a discussion point for the class.
I have tried looking on line and have found literature presenting the results of study. I tried reaching out to the authors of papers to see if they would be willing to talk to me and supply me with a copy of their study protocol and informed consent form but have not received any replies.
The class is scheduled for Tuesday, 12 November 2019. I would appreciate any assistance that members can provide.
Thank you in advance for your assistance and support.
Which validated self-administerede questionnaires could you recommend to measure psychosocial functioning among veterans seeking treatment by a psychologist? The questionnaire should be able to examine and detect the effect of treatment on psychosocial functioning e.g. among clients with severe PTSD where the symptom severity does not diminish although it is obvious that the clients improve in their contact to their spouse, children, friends and family - and are able to participate in social activities. The assessment is meant to be before treatment initiation and after treatment termination (after e.g. 10/20 times)? I am aware of WHODAS 2.0, recommend by WHO, however I do not find that it suits younger clinets (WHODAS also includes questions about mobility). I do hope you have some suggestings.
For examples Dohsa-hou is a Japanese rehabilitation program which has been used for years in special education and rehabilitation sectores.
I am looking for theoretical possibilities that enables explorations of how to promote valued understandings of disability as employees.
Currently I am exploring whether posthuman accounts might be an productive starting point. For instance professor of disability studies Goodley (2014) draws on posthuman thinker Braidotti and argues that the fast-changing field of disability studies resembles the posthuman predicament. The posthuman era is characterized by entangled connections of nature, society, technology, medicine, biopower and culture. It is argued that disability studies and posthumanity may draw from each other - disability raises important questions of value in the 21st Century of posthuman condition.
Some other ideas? References?
Currently i.m working on psychological effects of working with children with disabilities. I have chosen teachers from special schools as my respondents but its not clear what tools or techniques i will use. Kindly help me.
The disabled persons may be elderly persons with physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
I'm looking for evidence based risk assessment tools for use with children and young people as part of a piece of work with looked after children (children in care). this is part of a development in a mental health service for children looked after. any suggestions welcome!
My dear friends,
I want to compare the value of the two integrals to obtain an important proposition of my project. Please see attachment! I have thought about this for a long time, but I haven't figured out how to compare them. So I reach out to seek for your help. If you have any ideas about this, please don't hesitate to contact me!
Thank you very much!
I live in the US and am interested in transitional services for youth who transition out of the public programs at age 21.
I request the experts to provide me with some references or texts related to the topic "the size and composition of productive vocabulary of the special population". I wish to study the lexical organization and the impairment in the same due to mental retardation.
There is a lot of resarch being done on technology enhanced education, e-learning, new technologies for schools or higher education. Also, alot of research in rehabilitation studies or AAC or AAL is carried out on technologies to support handicapped people/ people with disabilities. It seems that these fields are not yet connected. I find it hard to find literature on issues such as Technology Design for handicapped people, e-learning for handicapped people etc. Can you help? I am interested in exchanging ideas.
I am conducting a mixed-method research on the sexual health of people with physical disabilities, and I wanted to address some questions regarding the "disableism" or social discrimination regarding the sexuality of disabled people. I am wondering if there is any survey on sexual discrimination that focuses on issues regarding disabled people? Thank you in advance.
Is there a framework that could be referred to design a curriculum for children with severe disabilities?
I was wandering if anyone has any advice on the use of effort tests with an individual being assessed (using the WAIS-IV) for an intellectual disability.
I'm trying to simulate walking speed and I need to have an idea that how walking speed is changing over very short period of time (e.g., 0.02,0.1,0.2, and 0.5 sec). I know that average normal walking speed would be something around 0.5 to 1.5 m/s. I just want to know how the speed is fluctuating. In other words, I need to know what is the maximum possible acceleration/deceleration over a short time period. Suggestions are appreciated.
I want to learn about a disabled how many meters can be walk or cant be walk? And type of disability how effect this? Is there any index for disability accessibility?
What is the value of IQ (Intelligence Quotience) indicating loss of autonomy in base living activities, like in preparing the food or in drug administration?
My main research question is: Are social policies and services regarding people with disabilities in PNG developing in ways to serve the community there?
These are some of the related questions I am asking.
What are the social policies that exists in PNG on disabilities?
What the factors (barriers and enablers) influencing social policies on disabilities?
I am doing a research on teaching social skills for studies with disabilities, and I have been advised and recommended to used Bourdieu's theories as a theoretical framework.
I have been reading some of his paper and others on Habitus, Capitals, Field, Doxa, and Reflexivity. However, I could not see a clear implication of his theories on disabilities studies except that he mentioned social inequality and social injustice. The only connection that I was able to make is that people with disabilities have not been supported to fulfill their needs. Reflexivity might be also helpful in terms of taking participants' perspective as part of the research.
It still unclear whether there is a method that he is proposed rather than the ethnographic research. Does anyone see any connection? Also, how can his work be implemented as a theoretical framework in a disability research?
I think I still have not get the right picture of Bourdieu's theories; and therefore, Your ideas and clarification would be helpful and useful and it would be very appreciated.
newly established Protection Division should be responsible for the mainstreaming of protection, gender and disability in your programmes in an integrated fashion to strengthen approach to protection in line with the new Medium Term Strategy (2016-21). As part of the efforts to mainstream disability, guidelines on disability inclusion have been developed, updating the previous Disability Toolkit developed in 2013, to create a consistent understanding of disability in theory and in practice.
2. The first phase of roll-out of the guidelines is planned through workshops in this year to field test the contents and receive comments from staff working on disability issues.
3. Following discussions and feedback from the workshops. The disability awareness sections of the guidelines will also be made available as a training module to support staff engaged in raising awareness on disability as part of mainstreaming work.
4. This guidance note provides an overview of planning and implementing these workshops. While a standardised approach is proposed this can be adapted to the specific needs .
5. The overall objective of the disability workshops is to create a consistent understanding of disability in both conceptual and operational terms.
Specifically, the workshops will:
• Familiarise the participants with the international human rights framework on disability and key aspects of Disability Policy;
• Establish a common understanding of disability particularly how disability arises from the interaction of barriers with persons with impairments;
• Elicit agreement on ‘person with disability’ for services and data collection purposes;
• Provide an overview of disability mainstreaming, disability inclusive development and considerations in project/programme cycle management .
• Outline the importance of using appropriate language and terminology around disability(disability priorities for 2016) .
I would be interested in any studies that have looked at agreement between parent/caregiver rating and self report ratings of social or physical competence for participants with Intellectual Disability. Anything you know of with child or adult participants would be very helpful.
In India Persons with disability Act provide 3% reservation for the persons with disability in employment. I want to know about the similar provisions in other countries.
The answers should be based on human-computer interaction and multimedia fields
They should suggest new ergonomic techniques to be used comparatively to those used by normal people
I'm an MSc Health psychology student and as my dissertation I have decided to look at what risks parents of disabled children/ adolescents perceive when it comes to their children engaging in physical activity. I am also looking to include of measure of perceived general functioning. This way I could potentially demonstrate a relationship between the perceptions held surrounding a children's functioning and the risks which they perceive of their child being involved in any form of physical activity.
I´m conducting case studies in order to evaluate services offered for wheelchair users. One of the method to do it is the direct observation. Specificaly talking abou observing wheelchair user on their real0life context, there is a expression in my mother language to say it. It could be translated like "accompanied tour".
But I talked with a native english speaker and he said that it is not a good translation.
Does someone know a expression used in english to say it?
Colleagues from couching area said something about "shadowing".
What do you think?
Thank you very much in advance!
we are carrying out a study about the relationship between mental health and job demand-resource model of Karasek, but the setting of this study is in special education centers (schools of persons with disabilities).
I would like to refer the ADA category of AT to my thesis, but I can't find it on the web page of ADA or on others publications. Could someone please help me? Thanks in advance.
We are studying Undergraduate Research and our topic is how can we provide a safer place for visually impaired / blind people that they can live independently. Are there any related works like this?
First of all we would like to know whether there is any research on this subject besides our study.
Then we would like to compare our results with comparable results from other countries.
I am using ICF as a conceptual framework in research of school to work transition for young people with disability. I am also using social inclusion theory for analysis and ICF to frame the questions and design research instruments but am struggling with how to use ICF framework as its implication is large. If you could please suggest sample of the question guide, it would be wonderful.
Hello, are there people interested in researching or already do research in the field of disability law? I would like to connect with people interested in this field via this website. For further info on what I do, you can check my profile.
I think that I could use:
- Physical Activity and Disability Survey (PADS) (Rimmer et al., 1999)
- BREQ-2 (Markland & Tobbin, 2004)
Do you Know a better test?
Raeff talks of independence being a social construct based on the value placed on aspects of independence in each society. I would like to draw a picture of the value in my own society. Have you done this in yours? What documents did you use to help define the value placed? I have looked at the requirements for assistance for disability as a starting point. Any thoughts?
I'm conducting a longitudinal study on sexuality and people with physical disabilities, and I would like to learn from longitudinal studies on disability more specific aspects concerning methodology (criteria for baseline and time point measurements, for example). Thank you.
Currently I am teaching deaf undergraduate computer students. In Computer Science education, logical thinking and critical thinking plays a vital role. Early identification of children who are born deaf or hard of hearing is critical. We are studying the effect of early intervention in the development of logical thinking and reasoning skills. In other words, does early intervention have any effect on the development of logical thinking and reasoning skills of deaf and hard of hearing?
Please share your views about this.
I am from Tamilnadu-India. I am doing research on academic performance, behaviour problems and social skills of dyslexic children. I wish to use technological advancement in my research. I have an idea about using eye tracker software. Pleae suggest how can I use it to make my study strong and more effective.
It would be interesting if anybody has a special understanding of the term Friluftsliv, outside Norway and Sweden. What do you understand by this term?
I'm looking for a scale on friendship quality I could use with teenagers and adults with intellectual disabilities. I'll be grateful for any suggestions.
Currently writing my dissertation and I'm somewhat lacking on the article / study aspect. I am writing about how the prison system in England and Wales deals with prisoners with learning disabilities. Any help appreciated .
I would like to get behind the current models used in disability discourse, such as the social model, which is the suggested model by the global community in disability studies.
I am researching the transition experiences of young adults with autism as they leave special schools and go on into mainstream further education colleges and am particularly interested in the social model - and beyond - to contextualise this. It seems that much of the focus of the social model was originally about physical disability - but this is where I need your help! - and I wondered what would be good to read in relation to the social model and learning difficulties/autism and in relation to inclusion and learning difficulties. Would be grateful for any directions on this - many thanks!
The Interaction with Disabled Persons Scale was published in 1994 by Dr. Lindsay Gething. I cannot find contact information for Dr. Gething. Any suggestions?
It could be a consensus statement that there could be weaknesses on documentation in a scientific manner. However, the information we received from our projects might be missing appropriate action research procedures and methodologies. If we compile information in the appropriate and a scientific manner and pay attention to right kinds of action research procedures, the importance of documentation would definitely be increased. Along with our regular professional practice we will be able to do various research and later publications, then we can minimize the information gap.
My points in short are:
1. Focus on action research/ scientific procedure : capacity building of the team
2. Good information processing / documentation in a scientific method
3. Publication of the compiled information and minimize the gap.
What do you think are the other ways to fill up the information gap and improve action research on disabilities and rehabilitation in developing countries like Nepal? There is not enough resource to conduct pure research and there are various organizations working for disability, rehabilitation and inclusion of PWDs.
I am aware of many studies that try to measure the costs of disability through a "standards of living" approach (following Zaidi and Burchardt), but is anyone aware of studies that try to measure the direct costs of disability -- that is the extra expenditures made by families with members with disabilities -- especially in developing countries
I am currently developing a system for allowing students to undertake embedded systems labs (Arduino and HC12 based) over the internet. This is based on ESXi virtualised hosts connected through networked USB ports. We have an application server running as a booking/LMS system but haven't fully integrated that part yet.
I have found much that has been written about attitudes, barriers etc to employing people with disabilities, but much less about the direct impact of the supervisor. I am looking for recent resources.
i would like to conduct the research regarding inclusive education for students with disabilities in the primary school. i am interested to look at the barriers and facilitating factors to participate into inclusive education from the eyes of parents, teachers and students with disabilities.
What kind of research questions is relevant to the ethnographic research?
May i ask:
What are the barriers to engage children with disabilities in inclusive education?
What are the facilitating factors to engage children with disabilities in inclusive education?
or i should ask questions sound in more sociological? i have no idea how all about the ethnographic research.. Much appreciate to get your guidelines.
Normalization principle as classic concept was developed fully by B. Nirje in late 60's and in Poland was introduced in early 90's. I do not mention now later SRV concept by Wolf Wolfensberger, perceiving B. Nirje's work also important.
What are your opinions about the theoretical assumptions and implementation the concept of normalization of life of people with disabilities in your country?
Where there are gaps in the capabilities of the implementation?
What controversies triggered this concept in your country ?
What discussions in academic environment were raised ?
Your knowledge, opinions, experiences will be appreciated.
I am writing my Phd on the subjet of Disabled and Handicapped Teachers in Schools in Israel and Their Principals Point Of View. Need help in finding relevant studys.
Hi! We are working in a Project trying to define standards for training to employment, vocational training for people with disabilities.
We are looking for different standards based on types of disability, and related to Methodology, Resources and Equipment and Infrastructure reviews or articles were welcomed if anybody knows.
Thanks in advance!!!
I've e-mailed filicide theorist Dr. Phillip Resnick, but he replied that he does not have data on this specific population.
If anyone has worked with the UCR, can you tell me if murder victims are identified as disabled? Thanks.
I would like to know aboutthis area regards research about accessibility and mobility of transportation for people with disability by their daily, weakly, monthly and anualy activity for different trip purpose by different modes, which factor make most of influence of their behaviour in trip demands and is it possible to measure the costs of their trips and do they have influence on making their trips in realtions to subsidies and discounts. Also I want to know more about whether it is possible to measure sustainable transportation for people with disability.
Among the well known and analyzed existing models of disability in the literature, (such as medical and social, along with many of their variants) the interesting issue would be associated with cultures. What is(are) the cultural model(s) of disability(ies) ?
Please share your references, opinions and ideas.
This is a question for people doing demographics / symptom assessment research: My team is using several instruments to quantify patient symptoms (Neck Pain Disability Index, McGill Short Form Pain, DASS 21). Right now we have patients fill them out on paper forms. My question is: if we convert these forms to be collected on a computer (e.g. with check boxes), can we compare our results to those collected by other researchers using the same forms collected on paper? I am not sure if it is ok to assume the responses would be equivalent.
Families in which a child is born with a disability or disability manifested itself and diagnosed after some time (as in the case of Rett Syndrome, autism, early psychosis) - experience the shock, grief and mourning of the idealized image of a child. They experience also anger, aggression, burdens and depression.
They are seeking sources of the birth of a child with a disability, and blame those responsible for this, in their opinions. Sometimes the spouses are blaming each other. They go through phases of adaptation to the child's disability in the family until the approval phase. The entire adaptation process takes sometimes many years with no guarantee, that family will cope with all phases sucessfully.
Another situation, filled with families' dilemmas and burdens are present while diagnosed various disabilities, acquired disabilities or mental disorders manifested, through adolescence or every other adulthood phases.
What in your opinions determines the consistency and stability of parental or spouses' relationships and what determines the breakdown of the families having member with disability in your country ? I'm completely aware of cultural differences in this issue and thread.
Please, share your knowledge, experiences, opinions or visualisations.
Throughout the centuries and history of mankind, different cultures created the artifacts (in architecture, fine art, applied art, literature, poetry, language [sayings], music) illustrating the concepts of approaches to disability.
Do you know in your own or other cultures historical or current artifacts illustrating the direct or symbolic issues of following categories as social inclusion orsocial exclusion of persons with disabilities?
To bring this thread inspired me my dear colleague from RG Ans Schapendonk.
Please share your comments and optionally photos.
Behavioural challenges and behavioural disorders, How are these two terms different ?
which of these common disruptive behaviours shows the most significant impact on students learning?
Any suggested recent studies subjective to these concerns ?
I am planning to use the WHODAS 2.0 to look at functioning in individuals with mental health difficulties. I am trying to decide on the sample size that I need to recruit in order to have sufficient statistical power. The manual does not include a standard deviation score from what I can see. Does anyone know how to go about calculating an appropriate sample size?
I am attempting to view my ongoing research on the relationship between police and young adults with mental vulnerabilities* through the lens of critical disability theory, and am having trouble finding literature that addresses this specific issue.
* The term mental vulnerabilities refers to the population of citizens whose cognitive functioning does not meet societal norms, thus putting them at risk of experiencing negative and potentially fatal encounters with police. This overarching term, which includes populations with mental disorders, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, brain damage and trauma is used to emphasize the all-encompassing manner in which police practice (training and protocol) understand and handle the specificities of each population.