In Chapter 2 , discussion regarding the biopsychosocial model pointed to the suggestion that the social work profession focusses on the social and psychological aspects of development, paying scant regard to the role of the biological. Fearing determinism, during that chapter, you were asked to be critical in what you were reading and to consider your response and reaction, including more prominently a biological perspective in your understanding of human development and behaviour and its implications for assessments, interventions and your practice. Having considered this focus important, it is particularly so for this chapter that considers the topic of disabilities.
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