This volume in The SAGE Reference Series on Disability explores issues involving rehabilitation interventions and therapies. It is one of eight volumes in the cross-disciplinary and issues-based series, which incorporates links from varied fields making up Disability Studies as volumes examine topics central to the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. With a balance of history, theory, research, and application, specialists set out the findings and implications of research and practice for others whose current or future work involves the care and/or study of those with disabilities, as well as for the disabled themselves. The presentational style (concise and engaging) emphasizes accessibility. Taken individually, each volume sets out the fundamentals of the topic it addresses, accompanied by compiled data and statistics, recommended further readings, a guide to organizations and associations, and other annotated resources, thus providing the ideal introductory platform and gateway for further study. Taken together, the series represents both a survey of major disability issues and a guide to new directions and trends and contemporary resources in the field as a whole.

Biographies of Key Contributors in the Field

Biographies of key contributors in the field

A large number of individuals have made significant contributions to the development of rehabilitation interventions and therapies. The biographical sketches in this chapter, presented in alphabetical order, profile some of those individuals and their contributions.

Albert Bandura (1925-)

Canadian-Born Cognitivist

Albert Bandura was born in Mundare, a small town in Alberta, Canada, on December 4, 1925. He was the youngest of six children. His father, a Polish-born railroad worker, and his mother, who had emigrated from the Ukraine, established a wheat farm on their homestead. Although their own formal education was limited, Bandura's parents instilled the value of learning in their son, despite the limited resources of the small local school he attended. They also ...

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