Intellectual Disabilities Across the Lifespan

ISBN-10: 0131707345
ISBN-13: 9780131707344
Edition: 9th 2007 (Revised)
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Description: This book provides an introduction to intellectual disabilities that is highly readable, comprehensive, and reflective of the broad array of human stories associated with this condition. This volume is strongly based in human development and follows  More...

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Book details

List price: $202.40
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/27/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

This book provides an introduction to intellectual disabilities that is highly readable, comprehensive, and reflective of the broad array of human stories associated with this condition. This volume is strongly based in human development and follows the development of individuals with intellectual disabilities from conception through birth, infancy, and early childhood, and then through the elementary school, adolescent, and adult years. Intellectual disabilities is a field in which this complete cycle of human life is important for a full understanding of the challenges and issues involved. The authors also examine intellectual disabilities from the perspective of many disciplines. It is important to examine collaboration among disciplines and its impact on the person with intellectual disabilities and his or her family. This edition has updated and expanded coverage of a number of growing areas related to the field of intellectual disabilities

Introduction
Understanding Intellectual Disabilities
Chapter Preview
Advocating for Tommy
Historical Perspectives
Disciplines and Professions
Disciplinary Perspectives and Contributions
Terminology
Contributions of Biological and Medical Sciences
Contributions of the Behavioral Sciences
Contributions of Education
Disciplinary Collaboration
Concepts, Definitions, and Classification
Intellectual Disabilities as a Concept
Intellectual Disabilities: A Definition in Transition
Incidence and Prevalence
Classification
Cross-Categorical Issues
Purposes and Uses of Definitions and Classifications
Criterion-Referenced Versus Norm-Referenced Measurement
Labeling
New Issues and Future Directions
Chapter Review
Core Questions
Roundtable Discussion
Parent and Professional Organization Positions on Key Issues in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities
References
Diversity Issues
Chapter Preview
Denise's Dilemmas
Associated Influences
Poverty
Cultural-Social Mores
Language
Issues of Assessment and Intervention
Human Development and Multicultural Issues
New Issues and Future Directions
Core Questions
Roundtable Discussion
Parent and Professional Organization Positions on Key Issues in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities
References
Identifying People with Intellectual Disabilities
Assessment Issues and Procedures
Chapter Preview
The Beginning Evaluation
Issues and Concepts
Assessment Use
Assessment Referencing
Formative and Summative Evaluation
Assessment Bias
Early Life
Screening Concepts
Early Life Assessment
Preschool Years
Intellectual Functioning
Language Functioning
Perceptual-Motor Functioning
Social/Adaptive Behavior
Elementary School Years
Intellectual Functioning
Achievement
Assessment Systems
Adolescent and Adult Years
Intellectual Functioning
Vocational Functioning
New Issues and Future Directions
Core Questions
Roundtable Discussion
Parent and Professional Organization Positions on Key Issues in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities
References
Understanding Intelligence and Adaptive Skills
Chapter Preview
Wanting the Best for Our Unborn
The Concept of Intelligence
Development of Intelligence
Measurement of Intelligence
Mental Age and Intelligence
New Issues and Future Directions
Core Questions
Roundtable Discussion
Parent and Professional Organization Positions on Key Issues in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities
References
Development and Causation
Basic Principles of Early Development
Chapter Preview
The Red Flags
Human Development: Terminology, Concepts, and Theory
Concepts and Terms
Developmental Theories
The Developmental Process
Continuity Versus Discontinuity of Growth
Critical Periods and Developmental Vulnerability
Prenatal Development
Birth
Neonatal Development
New Issues and Future Directions
Core Questions
Roundtable Discussion
Parent and Professional Organization Positions on Key Issues in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities
References
Early Influences and Causation
Chapter Preview
The Scary Risks of Pregnancy
Early Causation: The Fetus and Infant at Risk
Genetic Causation
Prenatal Causation
Perinatal and Postnatal Causation
Professional Intervention
New Issues and Future Directions
Core Questions
Roundtable Discussion
Parent and Professional Organization Positions on Key Issues in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities
References
Intellectual Disabilities: Preschool and School Years
Infancy and Early Childhood
Chapter Preview
Helen and Joey
Physical Development
Neuromotor Development
Effects of the Environment
Professional and Parental Intervention
Language Development
Normal Language Development
Delayed Language Development
Cognitive Development
Theories
Implications for Professional Intervention
Psychosocial Development
Theories
Implications for Intellectual Functioning
Professional Intervention
New Issues and Future Directions
Core Questions
Roundtable Discussion
Parent and Professional Organization Positions on Key Issues in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities
References
The Elementary School-Age Child with Intellectual Disabilities
Chapter Preview
Including Scott
Cognitive Development
Learning Characteristics
Memory
Self-Regulation
Distribution of Practice
Learning Concrete and Abstract Concepts
Learning Sets and Generalization
Educational Achievement
Adaptive Skills
Motivation
Physical and Health Characteristics
Physical Differences
Health Differences
Educational Programs and Services
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Inclusion in General Education Settings
Full-Time Special Education Classes and Schools
Instructional Approaches
Teaching Academic Skills
Teaching Adaptive Skills
Using Assistive Technology
Educating the Culturally Different Child with Intellectual Disabilities
New Issues and Future Directions
The No Child Left Behind Act and IDEA 2004
Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers
Core Questions
Roundtable Discussion
Parent and Professional Organization Positions on Key Issues in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities
References
The Adolescent with Intellectual Disabilities and the Transitional Years
Chapter Preview
Including Penelope in School and Community Life
Expected Outcomes of Secondary Education Programs
Employment Preparation
Legislative Mandates for Employment Training
Career Education
Work Experience
Community-Referenced Employment Preparation
Teaching Adaptive Skills
Socialization
Self-Determination and Personal Management
Recreation, Sports, and Leisure
Teaching Academic Skills
Transition Planning
Coordinating Transition Planning
Determining Individual Need
Developing an Individualized Transition Plan
Involving Students and Parents in Transition Planning
Promoting Inclusion with Peers in High School Programs
New Issues and Future Directions
Core Questions
Roundtable Discussion
Parent and Professional Organization Positions on Key Issues in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities
References
Adulthood and Aging
The Adult Years
Chapter Preview
Giving Steve a Chance to Work, Live, and Play in the Community
Community Living
Making Adult Choices: Competence and Self-Determination
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Supported Residential Living
Living with Parents and Siblings
Recreation and Leisure in a Community Setting
Marriage and Sexuality
Research on Adjustment to Community Living
Institutional Living
Community Employment
Employment with No Support Services
Employment with Time-Limited Training and Support Services
Employment with Ongoing Support Services: The Supported Employment Model
Supported Employment Within the Framework of Community Living
Structural Features of Supported Employment
Supported Employment Models
Sheltered Employment
New Issues and Future Directions
Core Questions
Roundtable Discussion
Parent and Professional Organization Positions on Key Issues in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities
References
The Older Person with Intellectual Disabilities
Chapter Preview
Moving Is Frightening
Aging: What Does It Mean? Who Is an Old Person?
Research on Aging and Intellectual Disabilities
Methodological Problems
Identifying the Older Person with Intellectual Disabilities
Characteristics of the Older Person with Intellectual Disabilities
Mental Functioning
Social and Personal Functioning
Programming and Future Research
New Issues and Future Directions
Core Questions
Roundtable Discussion
Parent and Professional Organization Positions on Key Issues in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities
References
Family and Social Issues
Families
Chapter Preview
My Child Is NOT Retarded!-Part I
Impact of the Child with Intellectual Disabilities on the Family
From Awareness to Acceptance
Denial
Projecting Blame
Fear
Guilt
Grief and Mourning
Withdrawal
Rejection
Searching for a Cause
Acceptance
Supporting the Family
Formal and Informal Family Support Networks
Providing Information to Parents
The Role of Parent and Professional Associations
Building a Parent-Professional Partnership in the Schools
Family Support Programs
New Issues and Future Directions
Core Questions
Roundtable Discussion
Parent and Professional Organization Positions on Key Issues in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities
References
Social and Ethical Issues
Chapter Preview
"Martha, Your Unborn Baby Has Down Syndrome"
Background
Ethical Issues Throughout the Life Cycle
The Prenatal Period
The Early Years
The School Years
The Adult Years
Research and Professional Ethics
New Issues and Future Directions
Core Questions
Roundtable Discussion
Parent and Professional Organization Positions on Key Issues in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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