Mental Retardation An Introduction to Intellectual Disability

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-07-26
  • Publisher: Pearson

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This market-leading book provides educators with the most current information about the many facets of mental retardation and intellectual disabilities from a life-cycle perspective. The authors provide comprehensive yet concise coverage of all relevant content and also show relationships between theory and practice, decode the terminology used in the field, and relate these terms and concepts to the reality of the classroom, the world of work, and the life of the community.

Table of Contents

Historical perspectivesp. 2
Definition and terminologyp. 38
Assessment of individuals with intellectual disabilitiesp. 84
Individual rights and legal issuesp. 122
Psychosocial aspects of intellectual disabilityp. 160
Biological aspects and the promises of preventionp. 180
Family considerationsp. 228
Characteristics of persons with mild mental retardationp. 254
Characteristics of persons with severe intellectual disabilitiesp. 292
Infancy and early childhoodp. 316
School yearsp. 350
Adult yearsp. 402
Assistive technology applicationsp. 432
Epiloguep. 461
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