Comprehensive Guide to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

ISBN-10: 1557667004
ISBN-13: 9781557667007
Edition: 2007
List price: $89.95
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List price: $89.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company Incorporated
Publication date: 5/14/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 800
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 5.588
Language: English

What is meant by intellectual and developmental disabilities
Historical overview of intellectual and developmental disabilities
Changing perspectives on developmental disabilities
Trends and issues in intellectual and developmental disabilities
International human rights and intellectual disability
Role of advocacy in ensuring disability rights and entitlements
Introduction to genetics and development
Introduction to the nervous systems
Factors that cause or contribute to intellectual and developmental disabilities
Down syndrome
Fragile X syndrome
Autism and related disabilities
Asperger syndrome
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Other syndromes and disorders associated with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Children, families, and HIV infection
Cerebral palsy
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Abnormal behavior
An introduction to assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and services
Person-centered and family-centered support
Behavioral intervention and intellectual disabilities
A positive intervention model for understanding, helping, and coping with "challenging" families
Speech and language disorders
Role of diversity in psychological assessment and intervention for individuals with developmental disabilities
Roles, education, training, and professional values of disability personnel
Prenatal and early life
Principles and practices of early intervention
Maltreatment of children with developmental disabilities
Education for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
The transition from school to adult life
Work and employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Lifestyles of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Providing supports and services that enhance a family's quality of life
Sexuality and people who have intellectual disabilities
A gendered approach to intellectual and developmental disabilities
Parenting by people with intellectual disabilities
Aging with an intellectual disability
Ethics of consent in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Physical health
Intellectual disabilities and behavioral, emotional, and psychiatric disturbances
Nutritional considerations in children with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Implications of Alzheimer's disease for people with down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities
Current advances and a vision for the future

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