International Review Of Research In Mental Retardation

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Recent technical and theoretical advances have made developmental epidemiology possible of mental retardation and developmental disabilities. This book describes this emerging discipline by exploring the methodological, statistical, and theoretical advances within the field, followed by epidemiological findings employing these methods and procedures. Coverage includes record linkage as a research strategy, geographical analysis of large populations, and statistical methods to match variables, offset limitations of small sample sizes, and how best to deal with multiple outcome variables. The epidemiological findings discuss how often various conditions occur and what factors predispose children to these conditions, how parks and recreational programs prevent emotion-behavioral disorders, social predictors of disability, and the amount, types, and changes over time in maladaptive behavior and psychopathology in children with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.

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

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"Belongs on the shelves of every serious student and researcher whose focal interest is the retarded."
—JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY

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

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Table of Contents

Behavioral phenotypes : going beyond the two-group approach
Prenatal drug exposure and mental retardation
Spina bifida : genes, brain, and development
The role of the basal ganglia in the expression of stereotyped, self-injurious behaviors in developmental disorders
Risk factors for Alzheimer's disease in Down syndrome
Precursors of mild mental retardation in children with adolescent mothers
The ecological context of challenging behavior in young children with developmental disabilities
Employment and intellectual disability : achieving successful employment outcomes
Technology use and people with mental retardation
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