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Human Development and Performance Throughout the Lifespan

Human Development and Performance Throughout the Lifespan 



  • Anne Cronin
  • Mary Beth Mandich


  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning; 1 edition (August 27, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0766842606
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.86 pounds


Book Description

This exciting book provides entry-level users in rehabilitation disciplines such as occupational therapy and physical therapy with an overview of normative life tasks and roles across the lifespan. In addition, it considers the impact of disease and disability on these normative roles. Written by an occupational therapist and a physical therapist, this comprehensive book has many chapters by leading experts in human development, giving users cutting-edge information and a wide range of perspectives. It integrates information from the World Health Organization?s International Classification of Function and Disability (ICF) with a developmental life-task perspective, giving those new to the disciplines as well as individuals who have been in professional practice an essential, contemporary frame of reference. With an attractive two-color interior design and rich visuals, this engaging new book integrates information from a number of core disciplines to permit easy understanding of the newer concepts of function and disability. 

About the Author(s)

West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV  


A whole new framework for development, September 8, 2004

This book includes lots of information on development, from the perspective of families and persons in community settings. It has much practical applied information with contemporary examples.

For persons interested in the interaction of human maturation and developmental differences, this is the best text I’ve seen.