Intellectual Disability: Understanding Its Development, Causes, Classification, Evaluation, and Treatment by James C. Harris

Intellectual Disability: Understanding Its Development, Causes, Classification, Evaluation, and…

byJames C. Harris

Hardcover | August 30, 2005

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It is estimated that 7.2 million people in the United States have mental retardation or associated impairments - a spectrum now referred to as "intellectual disability." This book provides professionals with the latest and most reliable information on these disabilities. It utilizes adevelopmental perspective and reviews the various types of intellectual disabilities, discusses approaches to classification, diagnosis, and appropriate interventions, and provides information on resources that may offer additional help. Case examples are included in each section to highlightspecific diagnostic and treatment issues. The emphasis in this book is on the development of the person, the provision of interventions for behavioral and emotional problems associated with intellectual disability, and the positive support necessary for self-determination. It discusses thefacilitation of transitions throughout the lifespan from infancy to maturity and old age. Additionally, the book reviews evaluations for behavioral and emotional problems, genetic factors, appropriate psychosocial, medical, and pharmacological interventions, and family and community support.

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James C. Harris, MD is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Pediatrics, and Mental Hygiene at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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Title:Intellectual Disability: Understanding Its Development, Causes, Classification, Evaluation, and…Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 1.1 inPublished:August 30, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195178858

ISBN - 13:9780195178852

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Origins, Changing Concepts, and Legal Safeguards3. The Classification of Intellectual Disability4. Epidemiology: Who is Affected?5. Etiology and Assessment6. Understanding and Evaluating Emotional and Behavioral Impairment7. Genetics, Behavior, and Behavioral Phenotypes8. A Lifespan Developmental Approach9. Family, Behavioral, Interpersonal, Psychoeducational, Pharmacologic, and Community Interventions10. Ethics and Spirituality

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"This important textbook unequivocally demonstrates that developmental disabilities variably impact cognitive and emotional capabilities. The implications of this new formulation are a much more individualized approach to treatment that recognizes assets as well as areas that require specificremediation. This text should not just be in the library but open on the desk of any clinician or educator involved with the treatment of the intellectually disabled."--Joseph T. Coyle, MD Eben S. Draper Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School Editor-in-chief of theArchives of General Psychiatry