Intellectual Disabilities Across the Lifespan / Edition 9

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Overview

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

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Text designed primarily for students in the social and behavioral sciences who are at the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary introduction to mental retardation that is strongly based in human development. This edition (4th in 1988) includes a new chapter on multicultural issues as they relate to mental retardation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131707344
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 3/31/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 467,903
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

PART 1: INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1 Understanding Intellectual Disabilities

Chapter 2 Diversity Issues

PART 2: IDENTIFYING PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES

Chapter 3 Assessment Issues and Procedures

Chapter 4 Understanding Intelligence and Adaptive Skills

PART 3: DEVELOPMENT AND CAUSATION

Chapter 5 Basic Principles of Early Development

Chapter 6 Early Influences and Causation

PART 4: INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES: PRESCHOOL AND SCHOOL YEARS

Chapter 7 Infancy and Early Childhood

Chapter 8 The Elementary School-Age Child with Intellectual Disabilities

Chapter 9 The Adolescent with Intellectual Disabilities and the Transitional Years

PART 5: ADULTHOOD AND AGING

Chapter 10 The Adult Years

Chapter 11 The Older Person with Intellectual Disabilities

PART 6: FAMILY AND SOCIAL ISSUES

Chapter 12 Families

Chapter 13 Social and Ethical Issues

NAME INDEX

SUBJECT INDEX

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