Aphasia — A Social Approach

  • Lesley Jordan
  • Wendy Kaiser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Lesley Jordan, Wendy Kaiser
      Pages 1-9
  3. People

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Lesley Jordan, Wendy Kaiser
      Pages 13-37
    3. Lesley Jordan, Wendy Kaiser
      Pages 38-52
  4. People and Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Lesley Jordan, Wendy Kaiser
      Pages 55-65
    3. Lesley Jordan, Wendy Kaiser
      Pages 66-89
    4. Lesley Jordan, Wendy Kaiser
      Pages 90-110
    5. Lesley Jordan, Wendy Kaiser
      Pages 111-133
  5. People, Policies and Power

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Lesley Jordan, Wendy Kaiser
      Pages 137-159
    3. Lesley Jordan, Wendy Kaiser
      Pages 160-186
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 187-215

About this book


The social model of disability emerged from the work of the Union of the Physically Impaired Against Segregation (UPIAS) who published The Fundamental Principles of Disability in 1976. Central to this were two themes: that it was the experience and expertise of disabled people that was crucial in developing a true understanding of the phenomenon of disability and that the main problems of disabled people were externally located in the disabling barriers and social restrictions that they faced. Building upon these themes and the rigid distinction between impair­ ment and disability that the Fundamental Principles insisted upon, I further developed the social model as the basis of more appropriate professional practice as part of my own work in teaching disability issues to social workers (Oliver, 1983). Subsequently the social model became the accepted vehicle for the promotion and development of disability equality training (Campbell and Gillespie-Sells, 1991) and the basis of the collective self-organization of disabled people into a powerful political movement (Campbell and Oliver, 1996). Outside of social work, the impact of the social model of disability on professional consciousness, let alone practice, has been somewhat limited.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Lesley Jordan
    • 1
  • Wendy Kaiser
    • 2
  1. 1.Middlesex UniversityEnfield, MiddlesexUK
  2. 2.Newcastle City Health TrustNewcastle General HospitalNewcastle upon TyneUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-56593-197-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3434-5
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