This paper explores the types of problems which may arise as a function of a physical disability and its effects on non-verbal communication. Examples of social interaction problems were obtained through participant observation at a physical rehabilitation hospital. The author assumes that social skills based on communication through and by the body need to be conceptualized and have implications for their use in therapeutic settings.
Deegan, Mary Jo
"The Non-Verbal Communication of the Physical Handicapped,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 4
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol4/iss5/4