Psychosocial Correlates of Physical and Health Disabilities

  • Sherwood J. Best
Part of the Springer Series on Human Exceptionality book series (SSHE)


The existence of physical and health disabilities has been recognized and has evoked reaction throughout time and across cultures (Best, Bigge, & Sirvis, 1990; Turnbull & Turnbull, 1996). Reactions to disability have ranged from extermination and abandonment to education and care (Best, 1978; 1995) and have varied with environmental circumstances, individual and group beliefs, economic conditions, religion, law, and the advancement of medical and technical knowledge.


Cerebral Palsy Muscular Dystrophy Physical Disability Spina Bifida Club Foot 
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  1. 1.Department of Special EducationCalifornia State UniversityLos AngelesUSA

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