Mental Retardation: A Life Style Approach

Mental Retardation: A Life Style Approach

by Clifford J. Drew

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Mental Retardation: A Life Style Approach by Clifford J. Drew

This comprehensive introduction to mental retardation is strongly based on the stages of human development. It provides an interdisciplinary perspective regarding aspects of diagnosis and intervention. Expands treatment of multicultural issues related to assessment bias, language differences, and mental retardation. Includes current research findings regarding infants, toddlers, adults, and senior citizens with mental retardation. Considers changes in the field, topics associated with new knowledge, and shifts in society's views. For people working in special education, psychology, rehabilitation, and social work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780023305634
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date: 01/01/1996
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 418
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 9.59(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION.

1. Multidisciplinary Perspectives of Mental Retardation.
2. Multicultural Issues.

II. IDENTIFYING PEOPLE WITH MENTAL RETARDATION.

3. Assessment Issues and Procedures.
4. Understanding Intelligence and Adaptive Skills.

III. DEVELOPMENT AND CAUSATION.

5. Basic Principles of Early Development.
6. Early Influences and Causation.

IV. MENTAL RETARDATION: PRESCHOOL AND SCHOOL YEARS.

7. Infancy and Early Childhood.
8. The Elementary School-Age Child with Mental Retardation.
9. The Adolescent with Mental Retardation and the Transitional Years.

V. ADULTHOOD AND MENTAL RETARDATION.

10. The Adult with Mental Retardation.
11. The Older Person with Mental Retardation.

VI. FAMILY AND SOCIAL ISSUES.

12. Mental Retardation and the Family.
13. Social and Ethical Issues.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

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