International Review Of Research In Mental Retardation

International Review Of Research In Mental Retardation

by Laraine Masters Glidden
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0123662257

ISBN-13: 9780123662255

Pub. Date: 02/01/2002

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Mental retardation is defined as a condition in which an individual exhibits below-average intellectual abilities and immature behavior, characterized by an IQ below 70. Some studies have suggested that approximately 1% of the world's general population is mentally retarded. As such, mental retardation presents a major challenge to social, educational, health, and

Overview

Mental retardation is defined as a condition in which an individual exhibits below-average intellectual abilities and immature behavior, characterized by an IQ below 70. Some studies have suggested that approximately 1% of the world's general population is mentally retarded. As such, mental retardation presents a major challenge to social, educational, health, and economic systems across the globe. This serial was established under the editorship of Dr. Norman R. Ellis in 1966. As a result of his editorial effort and the contributions of many authors, the serial is now recognized as the best source of reviews of behavioral research on mental retardation. From its inception, active research scientists and graduate students in mental retardation have looked to this serial as a major source of critical reviews of research and theory in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123662255
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
02/01/2002
Series:
International Review of Research in Mental Retardation Series
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
0.88(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contributorsix
Prefacexiii
Behavioral Phenotypes: Going Beyond the Two-Group Approach
IHow do Persons with Mental Retardation Differ from One Another?2
IIBehavioral Phenotypes: Current Definitions and Findings6
IIIThe Future: Five Unresolved Issues11
IVConclusions24
References25
Prenatal Drug Exposure and Mental Retardation
IIntroduction31
IIFindings from Early Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Studies35
IIIDirect and Indirect Pathways37
IVCurrent Findings41
VPrenatal Drug Exposure and the Etiology of Mental Retardation52
VIConclusions53
References56
Spina Bifida: Genes, Brain, and Development
INature of Spina Bifida65
IIA Multi-Disciplinary Research Program69
IIIOverall Outcomes in School-Age Children80
IVNeural Phenotype of SBM: Relationships with Cognitive and Motor Functions86
VDevelopmental Factors: A Life Span Approach95
VIConclusions and Future Directions109
References111
The Role of the Basal Ganglia in the Expression of Stereotyped, Self-Injurious Behaviors in Developmental Disorders
IThe BG System: Function and Dysfunction120
IIBG Pathology and Developmental Disorders130
IIIAnimal Models of Stereotyped Self-Injury132
IVFuture Directions and Conclusions141
References144
Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease in Down Syndrome
IAge161
IIApolipoprotein E Genotype164
IIIBrain Reserve Capacity Hypothesis170
IVGender and Estrogen177
VFolate Metabolism, B-Group Vitamins, and Risk of AD In DS: A Hypothesis in Search of Data184
VIConclusions186
References187
Precursors of Mild Mental Retardation in Children with Adolescent Mothers
IDevelopmental Delays during Infancy and Early Childhood199
IIThe Emergence of Mild Mental Retardation and Learning Disabilities203
IIIThe Importance of Early Parenting206
IVPathways to Developmental Delays210
VSummary and Recommendations223
References225
The Ecological Context of Challenging Behavior in Young Children with Developmental Disabilities
IChallenging Behavior and Children with Developmental Disabilites229
IIThe Ecological Context of Challenging Behaviors232
IIIEnvirontype: The Ecological Context of Behavior235
IVInteraction: Transactional Models239
VAn Ecological Model of Intervention245
VIConclusions252
References253
Employment and Intellectual Disability: Achieving Successful Employment Outcomes
IPerceptions of Disability Including Intellectual Disability at the Macro Level and Implications for Employment263
IIPractices that Promote Successful Employment Outcomes for People with Intellectual Disability269
IIIMaximizing the Achievement of Successful Employment Outcomes: Future Directions281
IVConclusions282
References283
Technology Use and People with Mental Retardation
IImportance of Technology Use to People with Mental Retardation293
IIUser Characteristics Associated with Mental Retardation that Impact Technology Use300
IIITechnology Use By People with Mental Retardation311
References330
Index339
Contents of Previous Volumes353

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >