International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development

Development and Learning of Young Children with Disabilities

A Vygotskian Perspective

Authors: Boettcher, Louise, Dammeyer, Jesper

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  • Overcomes the limitations of medical and social models of disability
  • Introduces Vygotsky’s cultural-historical ideas of developmental incongruence and uses it to reinterpret recent research
  • Uses Vygotsky’s defectology to disentangle developmental psychology themes for children with and without disabilities
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This book introduces current theories and research on disability, and builds on the premise that disability has to be understood from the dialectical dynamics of biology, psychology, and culture over time. Based on the newest empirical research on children with disabilities, the book overcomes the limitations of the medical and social models of disability by arguing for a dialectical biopsychosocial model. The proposed model builds on Vygotsky’s cultural-historical ideas of developmental incongruence, implying that the disability emerges from the misfit between individual abilities and the cultural-historical activity settings in which the child with impairments participates. The book is a theoretical contribution to an updated understanding of disability from a psychological and educational perspective. It focuses on the first years of the life of the child with impairment, and travels through infancy, toddler, preschool and early school age, to track the developmental trajectories of disability through the dialectical processes of cultural, social, individual, and biological processes. It discusses a number of themes that are relevant for the early development and support for children with various types and degrees of disability through the lens of Vygotsky’s cultural-historical developmental theories. Some of the themes discussed are inclusion, mental health, communication, aids and family life.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Softcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-81820-7
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  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Development and Learning of Young Children with Disabilities
Book Subtitle
A Vygotskian Perspective
Authors
Series Title
International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39114-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39114-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39112-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81820-7
Series ISSN
2468-8746
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 212
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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