Medical interventions and diversity: A multidisciplinary issue


Multidisciplinary Interventions for People with Diverse Needs is a book written from an interdisciplinary perspective with the objective of helping readers to understand the problems faced by people with special needs.

Key Features:

* Provides an updated theoretical and contextual foundation of medical issues

* Provides information about the meaning, evaluation and intervention of the problems related to a variety of debilitating diseases and disability conditions (dementia, language disorders, diabetes, alterations of consciousness, celiac disease and disability in general)

* Contains an accessible, well written, didactic text which is useful to both students and working professionals

The book equips the reader with information about different approaches to medical and social issues that arise when dealing with persons who are experiencing some degree of disability. For teachers and working professionals, the handbook serves as a guide for teaching, for the development of the structure of training courses, for the design of evaluation models and intervention of the topics addressed in the book.

The combination of information about the professional and human aspects of special needs education makes this book a useful reference for pedagogues, psychologists, students, teachers and professionals involved in social science, healthcare, and sports medicine, among other fields. Administrators who are implementing diversity initiatives at their organization will also benefit from the information provided in the text as it helps readers to understand the diverse experiences of persons with medical conditions.

About the Editors:

Helena Mesquita is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Education of the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco and a PhD in Theory and History of Education – Special Education, Faculty of Education, University of Salamanca. Dr Mesquita is also serving as a member of several education and sports committees.

Jaime Ribeiro is an Adjunct Professor and International and National Mobility Coordinator for the School of Health Sciences – Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal (since 2017). Dr Riberio is a PhD in Multimedia in Education from the University of Aveiro with the theme “ICT in Education of Students with Special Educational Needs: Proposal for a Training Program for Basic Education”.

Marco Batista is a Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco. He is a PhD in Educational Sciences and a PhD student in Sports Sciences at the University of Extremadura (Spain). Dr. Batista has been an author and co-author of several articles in indexed journals with peer review.

Samuel Honório is an Adjunct Professor at Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco. He is a PhD in Sport Sciences with the theme “Longitudinal Study of the Influence of Physical Activity, BMI and Fat Mass Percentage in Correlation between EK Functional Motor Scale in Individuals with Muscular Dystrophy of Duchenne “. Dr. Honorio has specialty in Exercise and Health.

debilitating diseases, disability conditions, dementia, language disorders, disability, psychologists, people with special needs, teachers

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