Mental Retardation: A Community Integration Approach / Edition 1

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Using the goal of community integration as a coherent, unifying conceptual focus, this book presents the applied research and information that students can use as they work with the mentally retarded. Additionally, this is a book with "heart," built on the premise that the coverage is not designed simply to appeal to students' intellect, but to their emotional and relational experience, as well.

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Crane (behavioral sciences, College of Mount St. Joseph) discusses mental retardation with a focus upon community integration. Her three guiding principles are that people with mental retardation are a legitimate part of their communities; effective service delivery<-- >whether educational, medical, psychological, or related to supported employment and living<-->depends upon interdisciplinary collaboration; and a clear understanding requires a systems perspective. The 16 chapters cover understanding mental retardation, etiology and prevention, developing skills and abilities, and community life (roles, rights, and responsibilities). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534339234
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/29/2001
  • Series: Special Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Understanding Mental Retardation. 1. Building a Framework: Community Integration and Interdisciplinary Systems. 2. Theoretical Influences on Understanding Mental Retardation. 3. Origins: Historical and Cultural. 4. Definition, Classification and Prevalence. 5. Assessments of Mental Retardation. 6. Characteristics of Mental Retardation. Part II: Etiology and Prevention: The Community Challenge. 7. Genetic and Infectious Influences and Prevention. 8. Biological and Psychosocial Influences and Prevention. 9. Related Developmental Disabilities. Part III: Learning Within the Community: Developing Skills and Abilities. 10. Early Intervention. 11. Behavioral and Cognitive Intervention. 12. Educational Issues. Part IV: Community Life: Roles, Rights, and Responsibilities. 13. Family. 14. Adult Living and Work. 15. Social Life and Recreation. 16. Vision, Progress and Advocacy.

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