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A Comprehensive Guide to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,9781557667007
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A Comprehensive Guide to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities



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Univ. of Toronto, Canada. Textbook provides a guide to intellectual and developmental disabilities. Topics include an overview of intellectual and developmental disabilities, etiology and conditions, support and intervention, developmental disabilities through the life span, and more. For students and practitioners.

Table of Contents

What is meant by intellectual and developmental disabilitiesp. 3
Historical overview of intellectual and developmental disabilitiesp. 17
Changing perspectives on developmental disabilitiesp. 35
Trends and issues in intellectual and developmental disabilitiesp. 45
International human rights and intellectual disabilityp. 59
Role of advocacy in ensuring disability rights and entitlementsp. 69
Introduction to genetics and developmentp. 87
Introduction to the nervous systemsp. 109
Factors that cause or contribute to intellectual and developmental disabilitiesp. 125
Down syndromep. 149
Fragile X syndromep. 173
Autism and related disabilitiesp. 189
Asperger syndromep. 205
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorderp. 213
Other syndromes and disorders associated with intellectual and developmental disabilitiesp. 229
Children, families, and HIV infectionp. 269
Cerebral palsyp. 279
Epilepsyp. 287
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorderp. 295
Abnormal behaviorp. 309
An introduction to assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and servicesp. 335
Person-centered and family-centered supportp. 351
Behavioral intervention and intellectual disabilitiesp. 363
A positive intervention model for understanding, helping, and coping with "challenging" familiesp. 373
Speech and language disordersp. 383
Role of diversity in psychological assessment and intervention for individuals with developmental disabilitiesp. 403
Roles, education, training, and professional values of disability personnelp. 415
Prenatal and early lifep. 433
Principles and practices of early interventionp. 451
Maltreatment of children with developmental disabilitiesp. 467
Education for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilitiesp. 489
The transition from school to adult lifep. 511
Work and employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilitiesp. 527
Lifestyles of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilitiesp. 545
Providing supports and services that enhance a family's quality of lifep. 561
Sexuality and people who have intellectual disabilitiesp. 573
A gendered approach to intellectual and developmental disabilitiesp. 585
Parenting by people with intellectual disabilitiesp. 595
Aging with an intellectual disabilityp. 607
Ethics of consent in people with intellectual and developmental disabilitiesp. 619
Physical healthp. 629
Intellectual disabilities and behavioral, emotional, and psychiatric disturbancesp. 645
Nutritional considerations in children with intellectual and developmental disabilitiesp. 667
Implications of Alzheimer's disease for people with down syndrome and other intellectual disabilitiesp. 681
Current advances and a vision for the futurep. 703
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