The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Development

Hardcover | September 12, 2011

EditorJacob A. Burack, Robert M. Hodapp, Grace Iarocci

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Though the tremendous amount of recently-emerged developmentally-oriented research has produced much progress in understanding the personality, social, and emotional characteristics of persons with intellectual disabilities (ID), there is still much we don't know, and the vast task ofprecisely charting functioning in all these areas, while also identifying the associated fine-tuned, complex, and intertwined questions that crop up along the way, seems daunting and insurmountable. The goal of The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Development is to update the field with new, precise research and sophisticated theory regarding individuals with ID provided by seasoned developmental theorists who have made original conceptual contributions to the field. This volumeis divided into five general sections (ID and its connection to genetics, relationships, cognitive development, socio-emotional development, and development of language), with each focused on a domain of functioning or aspect of life that is inherent to an integrated, transactional perspective ofdevelopment. While developmental approaches to understanding persons with intellectual disability will continue to emerge, this comprehensive volume is a must-read for specialists and developmental psychologists who must have the conceptual foundations for examining the developmental trajectoriesacross persons with any of the many different ID etiologies.

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Though the tremendous amount of recently-emerged developmentally-oriented research has produced much progress in understanding the personality, social, and emotional characteristics of persons with intellectual disabilities (ID), there is still much we don't know, and the vast task ofprecisely charting functioning in all these areas, w...

Jacob A. Burack, Ph.D., is a Professor of School/Applied Developmental Psychology and Human Development in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University. He is the Director of the McGill Youth Study Team (MYST), and a researcher at Hopital Riviere-des-Prairies. Robert M. Hodapp, Ph.D., is a Professor of...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 7.28 × 10 × 1.1 inPublished:September 12, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part One: Introduction and Overview1. Jacob A. Burack, Natalie Russo, Heidi Flores, Grace Iarocci, and Edward Zigler: The More You Know the Less You Know, But That's OK: Developments in the Developmental Approach to Intellectual DisabilityPart Two: Genes and Behavior2. Grace Iarocci and Stephen A. Petrill: Behavioural Genetics, Genomics, Intelligence, and Mental Retardation3. Mayada Elsabbagh and Annette Karmiloff-Smith: The Contribution of Developmental Models towards Understanding Gene-to-Behavior Mapping: The Case of Williams Syndrome4. Kim M. Cornish, Armando Bertone, Cary S. Kogan, and Gaia Scerif: Linking Genes to Cognition: The Case of Fragile X SyndromePart Three: Cognitive Development5. Barbara Landau: The Organization and Development of Spatial Representation: Insights from Williams Syndrome6. Grace Iarocci, Mafalda Porporino, James T. Enns, and Jacob A. Burack: Understanding the Development of Attention in Persons with Intellectual Disability: Challenging the Myths7. Stefano Vicari: Memory and Learning in Intellectual Disabilities8. Christopher Jarrold and Jon Brock: Short-Term Memory and Working Memory in Mental Retardation9. Natalie Russo, Tamara Dawkins, Mariette Huizinga, and Jacob A. Burack: Executive Function across Syndromes Associated with Intellectual Disabilities: A Developmental Perspective10. Anjali K. Bhatara, Eve-Marie Quintin, and Daniel J. Levitin: Musical Ability and Developmental Disorders11. Alexandra P.F. Key and Tricia A. Thornton-Well: Brain-Based Methods in the Study of Developmental Disabilities: Examples from ERP and MRI ResearchPart Four: Language Development12. Robin S. Chapman and Elizabeth Kay-Raining Bird: Language Development in Childhood, Adolescence, and Young Adulthood in Persons with Down Syndrome13. Elizabeth Kay-Raining Bird and Robin S. Chapman: Literacy Development in Childhood, Adolescence, and Young Adulthood in Persons with Down Syndrome14. Leonard Abbeduto, Andrea McDuffie, Nancy Brady, and Sara T. Kover: Language Development in Fragile X Syndrome: Syndrome-Specific Features, Within-Syndrome Variation, and Contributing Factors15. Carolyn B. Mervis: Language Development in Williams SyndromePart Five: Social-Emotional Development16. Connie Kasari, Laudan Jahromi, and Amanda Gulsrud: Emotional Development in Children with Developmental Disabilities17. Alison Niccols, Karen Thomas, and Louis A. Schmidt: Socio-emotional and Brain Development in Children with Genetic Syndromes Associated with Developmental Delay18. Joanna Moss, Patricia Howlin, and Chris Oliver: The Assessment and Presentation of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Associated Characteristics in Individuals with Severe Intellectual Disability and Genetic SyndromesPart Six: Family and Context19. Laraine Masters Glidden: Family Well-being and Children with Intellectual Disability20. Penny Hauser-Cram, Angela N. Howell-Moneta, and Jessica Mercer Young: Dyadic Interaction between Mothers and Children with Down Syndrome or Williams Syndrome: Empirical Evidence and Emerging Agendas21. Rinat Feniger-Schaal, David Oppenheim, Nina Koren-Karie, and Nurit Yirmiya: Parenting and Mental Retardation: An attachment perspective22. Michal Al-Yagon and Malka Margalit: Children with Down Syndrome: Parents' Perspectives23. Deborah J. Fidler: Child Eliciting Effects in Families of Children with Intellectual Disability: Proximal and Distal Perspectives24. Anna J. Esbensen, Marsha Mailick Seltzer, and Marty Wyngaarden Krauss: Life Course Perspectives in Intellectual Disability Research: The Case of Family CaregivingPart Seven: Conclusions and Future Directions25. Jacob A. Burack, Robert M. Hodapp, Grace Iarocci, and Edward Zigler: On Knowing More: Future Issues for Developmental Approaches to Intellectual DisabilitiesIndex