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ERIC Number: ED470412
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Pages: 22
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Disability Demographics: Changes and Implications for Psychology.
Lerma, Terry DeRocher
Changing population demographics, including urbanization and improved services and quality of life for persons with disabilities, have produced changes in the types and numbers of disabilities which educators, service providers and employers are increasingly asked to accommodate. These changes have also resulted in a need for researchers, administrators and practitioners with the skills, training and insight to work in interdisciplinary teams and settings. This paper highlights how psychologists' areas of practice have become environments in which the knowledge base of many disciplines can and should be drawn upon in meeting the needs of persons with disabilities as both service providers in training programs and service consumers. Disability demographics are tied to other changing U.S. demographics and present serious challenges to psychologists in all specialties. It is concluded that psychology training programs must prepare psychologists to meet those challenges as a part of interdisciplinary, multicultural teams. (Contains 73 references.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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