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A Comprehensive Guide to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities -- Edited by Ivan Brown, Ph.D., & Maire Percy, Ph.D.

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The most complete book available on children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, this core textbook is perfect for any course focused on disabilities. No other text on this subject is all of these things at once:

  • broad and deep, with thorough, up-to-date information on intervention, education, family roles, health issues, specific disabilities such as Down syndrome and autism, and much more

  • lifespan-focused, with topics ranging from genetics and development to aging issues

  • immediately applicable, presenting not just the facts but also practical, real-world advice on working with people with disabilities and meeting their individual needs

  • multidisciplinary, blending the research and personal experiences of more than 70 world-renowned authors from diverse fields
Learning objectives, instructive case stories, stimulating questions for reflection, and key Internet resources help make this a user-friendly textbook — one that students will refer to for years to come. With this thorough compendium of information, insights, and answers, future educators, social workers, researchers, and clinicians will know what to do and how to do it once they start their work with people with disabilities.
Table of Contents

I: Overview of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

1. What Is Meant by Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Ivan Brown

2. Historical Overview of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Ivan Brown and John P. Radford

3. Changing Perspectives on Developmental Disabilities
Michael Bach

4. Trends and Issues in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Ivan Brown, Trevor R. Parmenter, and Maire Percy

5. International Human Rights and Intellectual Disability
Marcia H. Rioux, Bengt Lindqvist, and Anne Carbert

6. Role of Advocacy in Ensuring Disability Rights and Entitlements
Dionne Chambers

II: Etiology and Conditions

7. Introduction to Genetics and Development
Maire Percy, Sheldon Z. Lewkis, and Ivan Brown

8. Introduction to the Nervous Systems
William A. MacKay and Maire Percy

9. Factors that Cause or Contribute to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Maire Percy

10. Down Syndrome
John S. Lovering and Maire Percy

11. Fragile X Syndrome
Michèle M.M. Mazzocco and Jeanette Jeltje Anne Holden

12. Autism and Related Disabilities
Adrienne Perry, Glen Dunlap, and Anne Black

13. Asperger Syndrome
Kevin P. Stoddart

14. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Irena Nulman, Abel Ickowicz, Gideon Koren, and Dafna Knittel-Keren

15. Other Common Syndromes and Disorders Associated with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Maire Percy et al.

16. Children, Families, and HIV Infection
Rebecca Renwick, Robyn Salter Goldie, and Susan King

17. Cerebral Palsy
Darcy Fehlings, Carolyn Hunt, and Peter Rosenbaum

18. Epilepsy
W. McIntyre Burnham

19. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Tom Humphries

20. Abnormal Behavior
Maire Percy, Ivan Brown, and Sheldon Z. Lewkis

III: Support and Intervention

21. An Introduction to Assessment, Diagnosis, Intervention, and Services
Ivan Brown and Maire Percy

22. Person-Centered and Family-Centered Support
Ivan Brown, Diane Galambos, Denise J. Poston, and Ann P. Turnbull

23. Behavioral Intervention and Intellectual Disabilities
Rosemary A. Condillac

24. A Positive Intervention Model for Understanding, Helping, and Coping with "Challenging" Families
J. Dale Munro

25. Speech and Language Disorders
Ralf W. Schlosser, Jeff Sigafoos, Nora Rothschild, Maureen Burke, and Leora M. Palace

26. Role of Diversity in Psychological Assessment and Intervention for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Farrokh Sedighdeilami and Shahar Gindi

27. Roles, Education, Training, and Professional Values of Disability Personnel
Roy I. Brown

IV: Developmental Disabilities Through the Lifespan

28. Prenatal and Early Life
Karolina Machalek, Maire Percy, and Ivan Brown

29. Principles and Practices of Early Intervention
Elaine B. Frankel and Susan Gold

30. Maltreatment of Children with Developmental Disabilities
Ann Fudge Schormans and Dick Sobsey

31. Education for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Ivan Brown, Maire Percy, and Karolina Machalek

32. The Transition from School to Adult Life
Ivan Brown

33. Work and Employment for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Judith Sandys

34. Lifestyles of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Ivan Brown, M. Katherine Buell, Rivka Birkan, and Maire Percy

35. Providing Supports and Services that Enhance a Family’s Quality of Life
Ann P. Turnbull, Denise J. Poston, Patricia Minnes, and Jean Ann Summers

36. Sexuality and People Who Have Intellectual Disabilities
Dorothy Griffiths

37. A Gendered Approach to Developmental Disabilities
Patricia Noonan Walsh

38. Parenting by People with Intellectual Disabilities
Marjorie Aunos and Maurice Feldman

39. Aging with an Intellectual Disability
Christine Bigby

V: Health

40. Ethics of Consent in People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
John Heng and William F. Sullivan

41. Physical Health
Tom Cheetham, John S. Lovering, Joseph Telch, Frances Telch, and Maire Percy

42. Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral, Emotional and Psychiatric Disturbances
Elspeth A. Bradley, Jane Summers, Avril V. Brereton, Stewart L. Einfeld, Susan M. Havercamp, Geraldine Holt, Andrew Levitas, and Bruce Tonge

43. Nutritional Considerations in Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Diana Mager and Paul B. Pencharz

44. Implications of Alzheimer's Disease for People with Down Syndrome and Other Intellectual Disabilities
Vee Prasher, Maire Percy, Emoke Jozsvai, John S. Lovering, and Joseph M. Berg

VI: Future

45. Current Advances and a Vision for the Future
Ivan Brown,
Robert L. Schalock, Maire Percy, and Marcia H. Rioux

Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: Additional


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