Developmental Disabilities Introduction to a Diverse Field

ISBN-10: 0205322069
ISBN-13: 9780205322060
Edition: 2002
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Book details

List price: $211.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/20/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.750

This book provides a broad introduction to an overview of developmental disabilities for future practitioners, educators, healthcare personnel, parents, and other lay people. Written in a manner accessible to all, this book presents a coherent picture of developmental disabilities by focusing on etiology (causes and risk factors), clinical phenomena, social factors, service delivery models, historical factors, and prevention. It stresses the revolution in services for persons with disabilities over the past few decades and emphasizes the importance of using a lifespan developmental model in service and research. For psychologists, educators, and special educators.

introduction to a Diverse Field
Each chapter ends with a summary
list of key terms
study questions, and recommended readings
Defining Developmental Disabilities
Overview of the Text. Three Vignettes
Impairments, Disabilities, and Handicaps
Etiology: Causal Factors and Pathology
Defining Developmental Disabilities
Conditions Included in Developmental Disabilities
Developmental Delay, Developmental "Psychopathology, and Dual Diagnoses
Developmental Disabilities in a Life-Span Context
Social Attitudes about Persons with Disabilities
Prevalence and Incidence of Developmental Disabilities
The Person and the Professions. Chapter Summary
Normal Prenatal Development. Human Development Is a Continuous Process
Determinants of the Neonate's Health
Prenatal Development
The Birth Process
The Mother, the Neonate, Postnatal Monitoring, and Care
Genotype and Phenotype. Chapter Summary
Normal Postnatal Development
Physical and Sensory Development
Brain Development
Cognitive, Perceptual, and Language Development
Emotional Development
Social Development
Normal Developmental Tasks: Social Norms, Expectancies, and Roles
Growth beyond the "Developmental" Years. Chapter Summary
Endogenous Etiological Factors in Disabilities: Genetic Defects
Birth Defects
Polygenic and Multifactorial Transmission
Genetic and Chromosomal Mutations. Chapter Summary
Endogenous Etiological Factors in Disabilities: "Chromosomal Anomalies."
Chromosomal Anomalies in the Autosomes
X-Linked Genetic Defects and Chromosomal Anomalies
Neural Tube Defects (NTDs). Chapter Summary
Exogenous Etiologic Factors in Disabilities: Prenatal Origins
Prenatal Environmental Factors in Birth Defects
Teratogens
Exogenous Etiological Factors in Disabilities Prenatal Origins (Continued)
Environmental Hazards of a Passive Nature
Maternal Conditions
Other Prenatal Factors
A "MultiHit" Model of Neurological Handicap. Chapter Summary
Exogenous Etiological Factors in Developmental Disabilities: Perinatal and Postnatal Environmental Origins. Etiologies and Disabilities. Chapter Summary
Mental Retardation (Intellectual Disabilities)
The Nature of Intelligence
Intelligence and MR
Heterogeneity among Persons with Mental Retardation
Multidimensional Diagnosis and Service "Planning for Mental Retardation
Diagnosis of Mental Retardation
Identifying Strengths, Weaknesses, and Service Needs
Determining Needed Supports and Support Intensities
Some Important Generalizations
Social Factors in Mental Retardation
Chapter Summary
Social Determinants in Mental Retardation: "The Active Socialization Hypothesis
Socialization
Positions and Roles: Social Structure and Personal Function
Dimensions of Social Positions
Dimensions of Social Roles
Social Role Development and Personal Identity
Can Social Role Theory Inform Us about Mental Retardation?
MR Social Role Enactments
Tacit Knowledge, Practical Intelligence, "and the Zone of Proximal Development
Implications for Research and Service. Chapter Summary
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Three Cases
Pervasive Developmental Disabilities and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Autistic Disorder
Other Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Diagnosis of Autism
Population Estimates of Autism
The Final Common Pathway Model
Autism and Theory of Mind. Education, Training, and Treatment
Prognosis and the Older Person with Autism
Some Comments on History. Chapter Summary
Seizure Disorders
Seizures and Epilepsy
Etiologies of Seizures and the Epilepsies
Incidence and Prevalence of Epilepsy
Major Effects of Epilepsy on the Person
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