High Roads and Low Roads to Disability

Colin Ong-Dean

in Distinguishing Disability

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780226630007
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226630021 | DOI:
High Roads and Low Roads to Disability

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This chapter examines how disability diagnoses and parental practices are distributed across different groups of parents and what kinds of arguments about parents' involvement can initially be made based on this distribution. The findings reveal the shift in the number of learning disability (LD) diagnoses from the privileged to the less privileged children. This chapter also considers other disabilities such as mental retardation and autism spectrum disorders and compares the diagnoses of these disabilities with that of LD.

Keywords: disability diagnoses; parental practices; disability; learning disability; privileged children; mental retardation; autism spectrum disorders

Chapter.  11933 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Schools Studies

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