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Quality of Life for Persons with Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities: Applications across Individuals, Organizations, Communities, and Systems

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Everyone wants a life of quality and quality of life initiatives are essential to the efforts of professionals in the intellectual disability field. Simply put, this newbook from well-established quality of life experts helps you determine what quality of life issues are important in a person's life. It also tells you how to develop services and supports that enhance personal outcomes reflecting the person's hopes and dreams.

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Overview

Everyone wants a life of quality and quality of life initiatives are essential to the efforts of professionals in the intellectual disability field. Simply put, this newbook from well-established quality of life experts helps you determine what quality of life issues are important in a person's life. It also tells you how to develop services and supports that enhance personal outcomes reflecting the person's hopes and dreams.

In this recent book, Schalock, Gardner, and Bradley present a data-driven model of quality of life (QOL) based on best practices. The QOL model is applicable across individuals, organizations, and communities. The book brings you a solid discussion on what quality of lifemeans today in the field of intellectual disability; summarizes literature on quality of life and how it has affected management strategies and leadership; provides examples of how the concept of quality of life can be applied with individuals as well as systems; and shows how quality of life can be used to enhance personal outcomes.

Quality of Life moves away from traditional terms and concepts in quality of life measurement such as standards, program-specific requirements, process measurements, and quality as compliance to more of a focus on personal outcomes. The book discusses the various issues pertaining to the measurement of personal outcomes, including interview techniques, the use of proxies, meeting psychometric standards, and overcoming issues related to aggregation of individual data within an organization. Service providers, policymakers, people with disabilities, funding agencies, training professionals, and students among other groups will benefit from reading Qualityof Life.

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Challenging Behavior of Persons With Mental Health Disorders and Severe Disabilities - ISBN 0940898667
Adaptive Behavior and Its Measurement: Implications for the Field of Mental Retardation - ISBN 0940898640

Since 1876, the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) has been providing worldwide leadership in the field of disabilities. AAIDD is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals and citizens concerned about intellectual and developmental disabilities.

AAIDD publishes books for professionals in developmental disability in the areas of:

-Supported living
-Definition of intellectual disability
-Disability funding
-Positive behavior support
-Palliative care
-Quality of life
-Health
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780940898967
  • Publisher: American Association On Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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