Development and Disabilities: Intellectual, Sensory and Motor Impairments / Edition 1

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Development and Disabilities offers the first "multidisability" developmental approach to children with mental retardation, deafness, blindness, and motor impairments. Both similarities and differences are noted in development across disabilities, with the aim of achieving better research and intervention. This book should be of interest to a wide range of researchers and practitioners interested in the development of children with disabilities.
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"Robert Hodapp has done a great job with this book. This book fills an important gap in the market, and as such it should be greeted with joy. The book is written with passion for the subject and leaves you wanting more. I recommend it to all who are involved in the care of children with disabilities." Ewa Posner, Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

"...a good reference book for anyone in volved in the management of children and adolescents with developmental disabilities." Kieran D. O'Malley, Canadian Academy of Child Psychiatry

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521483384
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction and History
1 What Are Developmental Approaches? 3
2 Historical Precursors 13
Pt. II Applications of Developmental Approaches to Children with Disabilities
3 Mental Retardation: I. Origins and Organismic Issues 35
4 Mental Retardation: II. Contextual Issues 67
5 Deafness 98
6 Blindness and Visual Impairments 126
7 Motor Impairments 144
Pt. III Implications and Applications
8 General Lessons 161
9 Toward Better Interventions 179
10 Evaluating Developmental Approaches 201
App.: Resources Organizations and Publications 213
References 225
Author Index 257
Subject Index 263
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