Mental Retardation: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Supports

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American Association on Mental Retardation
American Association on Mental Retardation, 2002 - Medical - 238 pages
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This book contains the most widely definition of mental retardation in the U.S. and is based on 10 years of use and research by a panel of 11 international experts. What is mental retardation? How is it diagnosed? Can IQ scores alone determine if a person has mental retardation? What is the cut-off score when deciding whether a person has mental retardation? Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to ban execution of persons with mental retardation on June 22, 2002, states and courts grapple with these tough questions and more. The 10th edition lays out a complete system of diagnosing, mental retardation, easily understood by practioners, public officials, and even families. Further, the book also provides an in-depth analysis on how supports can help better the lives of persons with mental retardation. Mental Retardation also comes with a workbook containing key terms, examples, a case study, and ready-to-use forms that make it easier for practioners to understand and implement the definition.

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