International Review of Research in Mental Retardation

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International Review of Research in Mental Retardation is an ongoing scholarly look at research into the causes, effects, classification systems, syndromes, etc. of mental retardation. Contributors come from wide-ranging perspectives, including genetics, psychology, education, and other health and behavioral sciences. Volume 25 of the International Review of Research in Mental Retardation discusses a broad spectrum of issues relating to mental retardation and developmental disorders. Coverage includes parent comptency, parent-child interactions, diagnosis of autisms, social-cognitive processes, disabilities in ethnic minority groups, and more.

Audience: Academic researchers in developmental and cognitive psychology, as well as neuropsychology.

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"In 1999... the International Review was reinvigorated... in these volumes one sees evidence of a vibrant, diverse field."

"This book is highly detailed and heavily referenced."

"Belongs on the shelves of every serious student and researcher whose focal interest is the retarded."

"Practically every article is of interest for psychologists who are involved with mental retardation."

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Table of Contents

Characterizations of the Competence of Parents of Young Children with Disabilities
Purpose and Approach 4
Contrasting Models of Parenting Competence 6
Literature Analysis 7
Descriptive Characterizations 20
Parent-Child Interactions When Young Children Have Disabilities
The Significance of Parents and Parenting 37
The Prominence of Bidirectional and Transactional Models 37
Child Interaction Abilities: What Does the Child Bring to the Interaction? 39
Parent - Child Interactions: What Does the Parent Bring to the Interaction? 46
Toward an Adaptational Model of Parental Interactive Behavior 50
The Role of Parental Affect and the Family Ecology as Context 52
Studies about Interventions to Promote Responsive Parent - Child Interactions 56
Conclusions and Future Research Directions 60
The Early Child Care Study of Children with Special Needs
The Early Child Care Study of Children with Special Needs 73
Diagnosis of Autistic Disorder: Problems and New Directions
Early Identification of Autistic Disorder 109
Ontogeny of Development 111
Differentiating Autistic Disorder and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders 116
Autistic Disorder and Asperger's Disorder 118
Diagnostic Tools 123
Social Cognition: A Key to Understanding Adaptive Behavior in Individuals with Mild Mental Retardation
Social-Cognitive Processes in Individuals with MMR: A Review and Synthesis of Existing Research 141
The Storehouse of Social Knowledge 167
Implications for Adaptive Behavior 169
Proxy Responding for Subjective Well-Being: A Review
The Data for This Review 185
Data Eliminated Due to Unreliability 189
Data Eliminated Due to Objective Content 189
Processes That Damage Proxy Accuracy 190
Processes That Might Enhance Proxy Accuracy 196
A Synthesis 201
People with Intellectual Disabilities from Ethnic Minority Communities in the United States and the United Kingdom
Race, Ethnicity, and Culture 211
Increasing Ethnic Diversity: Challenges to Prevailing Theory and Research in Intellectual Disabilities 213
Prevalence Rates, Numbers, and Characteristics of People with Intellectual Disabilities across Different Ethnic Communities 215
Families from Minority Ethnic Communities with a Person with Intellectual Disabilities 219
Conclusions: A Research Agenda 229
Perception and Action in Mental Retardation
Perceptual, Cognitive, and Action Components of Intelligence 245
Perceptual Deficits in Mental Retardation 249
Motor Learning 259
Abilities and Real Skills 265
Speed-Accuracy and Motor Control 268
Motor Learning and Control: Concluding Comments 271
Index 279
Contents of Previous Volumes 289
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