Mental Retardation: An Introduction To Intellectual Disability

Paperback | July 26, 2005

byMary Beirne-smith, James R. Patton, Shannon H. Kim

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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.

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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 termin...

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This market-leading text 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 termino...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 9.2 × 7.7 × 1.4 inPublished:July 26, 2005Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0131181890

ISBN - 13:9780131181892

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Table of Contents

I. BASIC CONCEPTS.

1. Historical Perspectives.

2. Definition and Terminology.

3. Assessment of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities.
 
4. Individual Rights and Legal Issues.

II. BIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY, AND SOCIOLOGY OF MENTAL RETARDATION.

5. Psychological Aspects of Intellectual Disability.
 
6. Biological Aspects and the Promises Prevention (Polloway and Smith).

7. Family Considerations (Trainor).

 III. CHARACTERISTICS OF MENTAL RETARDATION.

       8. Characteristics of Persons with Mild Mental Retardation.

9. Characteristics of Persons with Severe Intellectual Disabilities.
 
IV. Programming and Issues Across the Lifespan.

10. Infancy and Early Childhood (Dietrich)
 
11. School Years.

12. Adult Years.

IV. FUTURE ISSUES. 

13. Assistive Technology Applications.

      Epilogue.

    Glossary.

    References.

    Name Index.

    Subject Index.