Handbook of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Google eBook)

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Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 15, 2007 - Psychology - 746 pages
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Changes within the interdisciplinary field of intellectual and developmental disabilities are evolving at a rapid pace. Clinicians, academics, administrators, and a variety of mental health providers alike need easy-to-access, reliable information that enables them to stay abreast of the numerous advances in research, assessment, treatment, and service delivery within a real-world sociopolitical framework. To that end, the Handbook of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is an essential resource for any professional who works with this vulnerable population. This volume examines in detail the numerous advances in the field, summarizing major domains and emerging subspecialties into one eminently useful reference. Its contributors comprise a panel of the leading scientist-clinicians, who offer much-needed insight and guidance into ongoing improvements in theory and practice as well as intervention and prevention. For example, the handbook: - Opens with chapters that offer a comprehensive review of current definitions, classifications, etiology, and findings on the most prevalent conditions, including cerebral palsy, pediatric brain injury, genetic syndromes, and autism spectrum disorder - Provides a survey of psychological and educational service delivery systems available to people with intellectual disabilities – for example, several chapters focus on explaining how agencies work, the politics of service delivery, residential versus day treatment, and program evaluation - Offers a wide range of assessment and diagnostic tools and tactics, including cognitive and adaptive behavior assessments, assessing for psychopathology, developmental screening, family assessment, and forensic applications - Reviews the latest evidence-based prevention and intervention strategies, from social skills training to self-harm reduction to pharmacotherapy - Concludes with insightful chapters on the ethical issues social acceptance and advocacy The Handbook of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities makes clear the far-reaching impact these disorders have on individuals, their families, and society in general. For clinicians, researchers, and advanced-level graduate students, this volume is a must-have resource and reference.
  

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Contents

Epidemiology and Etiology of Mental Retardation
3
The Autism Spectrum
41
Cerebral Palsy
61
Epilepsy in People With Mental Retardation
81
Pediatric Brain Injury
97
Behavioral Effects of Genetic Mental
115
DISABILITY SERVICES
156
Educational Service Interventions and Reforms
173
Forensic and Psychosexual Assessment
373
Family Assessment and Social Support
391
Background Research Findings
445
The System of Early Intervention for Children with
465
Stereotypy SelfInjury and Related Abnormal
481
Assessment and Treatment Psychopathology
507
Aggression in Persons With Intellectual Disabilities
541
Speech and Language Deficits in Children with
563

Psychological Services for Older Adults with
189
Residential and Day Services
209
BehavioralClinical Consultation in
227
Advocacy and Litigation
245
ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS
259
Adaptive Behavior
279
Psychosocial and Mental
295
Psychoeducational Assessment
333
Developmental and Behavioral Screening
353
Functional Skills Training for People with
581
Social Skills Training for Children with
601
Vocational Skills and Performance
619
Sex Offending Behavior
635
Pharmacotherapy
657
Ethical Issues in Clinical Services and Research
675
Ethics and Values in Behavioral Perspective
691
Index
719
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