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Understanding Mental Retardation (Understanding Health and Sickness Series)

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Published by University Press of Mississippi .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mental retardation,
  • Health/Fitness,
  • Family / Parenting / Childbirth,
  • Health & Fitness,
  • Mental Illness,
  • Developmental - General,
  • Children with Special Needs,
  • General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages200
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9525245M
    ISBN 101578066468
    ISBN 109781578066469


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Understanding Mental Retardation explores a diverse group of disorders from their biological roots to the everyday challenges faced by this special population and their families.

With parents and those who care for people who have mental retardation in mind, Patricia Ainsworth and Pamela C. Baker write in a style that is at once accessible, informative, and sympathetic to the Cited by: 6. Understanding Mental Retardation constitutes a guide to research and theory for specialists and students alike.

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Two introductory chapters provide the developmental framework for this by: Understanding Mental Retardation sheds new light on mental illnesses that can complicate the lives of those with mental retardation, and the way symptoms of mental illness may appear confused or masked in a patient with mental retardation.

Along with information on treatments and diagnoses, the book offers contact information for governmental resources, as well as a brief summary of the legal issues pertaining to mental retardation. Understanding Mental Retardation explores a diverse group of disorders from their biological roots to the everyday challenges faced by this special population and their families.

With parents and those who care for people who have mental retardation in mind, Patricia Ainsworth and Pamela C. Baker write in a style that is at once accessible, informative, and sympathetic to the concerns of those affected.

Understanding Mental Retardation () by Pamela C. Baker, Patricia Ainsworth Hear about sales, receive special offers & more. You can unsubscribe at any :   This book covers the causes of mental retardation, the signs and symptoms of the most common forms of these disorders, and issues of prevention.

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Hodapp draw on our knowledge of normal. Understanding Mental Retardation (Book) Journal of Clinical Child Psychology: Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. Recent advances in neuroscience and genetics have greatly expanded our understanding of the brain and of the etiological factors involved in developmental delay and mental retardation.

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Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation) vs Acquired Brain Injury Acquired Brain Injury is the result of damage to the brain after birth whereas intellectual disabilities normally occur during the prenatal stage, although they can sometimes occur in the perinatal and postnatal stages.

For the sake of comparison, the book describes basic concepts of normal human development and references the history of Western civilization's responses to those with mental retardation.

Understanding Mental Retardation sheds new light on mental illnesses that can complicate the lives of those with mental retardation, and the way symptoms of mental illness may appear confused or masked in a patient with mental retardation/5(2).

Understanding Understanding Mental Retardation book Retardation. Novem Mental Retardation poses many research issues relating to identification, terminology, and laws of mental retardation. Through better understanding mental retardation and the concept related to it, one can greater appreciate those affected by them and perhaps find ways to resolve them.

The Renaming of Mental Retardation: Understanding the Change to the Term Intellectual Disability. (PDF Available) in Intellectual and developmental disabilities 45(2) April with.

Moving away from the older concept of mental retardation, which implies a static condition, this book focuses on intellectual disability as a dynamic and changing condition where early diagnosis and intervention matter and make a difference in long-term outcome.

For many years, only scores from intelligence tests (IQs) were used in the diagnosis of mental retardation. As professionals and the public came to understand better the limitations of intelligence theory and IQ tests, finding other useful measures for assessing mental retardation became more urgent, especially because of allegations of racial, cultural, and gender bias in standard IQ Author: Daniel J.

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Understanding Mental Retardation constitutes a guide to research and theory for specialists and students alike. Throughout, Edward Zigler and Robert M.

Hodapp draw on our knowledge of normal development to inform their discussion of various aspects of retardation. prevalence of severe mental retardation is about 3 per population and 30 per for mild mental retardation (Harper, ).

A number of environmental, genetic or multiple factors can cause mental retardation. It is also believed that behavioural or societal factors such as poverty, malnutrition, maternal drug and.

This volume is designed to further our understanding of the pharmacologic treatability of the mental illnesses that individuals with mental retardation often display. The book shows how mentally retarded patients can benefit from pharmacological interventions that are part of a multisystems approach to treatment, the aim of which is to maintain.

Understanding Mental Retardation by Edward Zigler, PhD, Robert M Hodapp Be the first to review this item Understanding Mental Retardation draws on our knowledge of normal development to inform their discussion of various aspects of retardation.

Definition of “Intellectual Disability” under IDEAunder IDEA Until Rosa’s Law was signed into law by President Obama in OctoberIDEA used the term “mental retardation” instead of “intellectual disability.” Rosa’s Law changed the term to be used in future to “intellectual disability.” The definition itself, however, did File Size: KB.

Intellectual disability (now the preferred term for mental retardation) is a disorder characterized by cognitive delays.

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This book reviews theoretical and empirical work in the developmental approach to mental retardation. Armed with methods derived from the study of typically developing children, developmentalists.

The AAMR definition reads “Mental retardation is a disability characterized by significant limitations, both in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behaviour, as expressed in conceptual, social, and practical adaptive skills, the disability originating before the age of A complete and accurate understanding of mental retardation File Size: KB.

Mental Retardation. Mental retardation is defined by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities as “a disability characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior as expressed in conceptual, social, and practical adaptive skills” that originates before age 18 years.

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) published the DSM-5 in This latest revision takes a lifespan perspective recognizing the importance of age and development on the onset, manifestation, and treatment of mental disorders.

Other changes in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed. (DSM-5) include eliminating the multi-axial system; removing the Global.

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Mental retardation refers to a condition of intellectual inade­ quacy which renders an individual incapable of performing at the level required for acceptable adjustment within his cul­ tural environment (Masland, ).

In addition to these general definitions, a number of terms have been used to define varying degrees of mental retardation. Mental retardation is a condition of arrested or incomplete development of the mind, which is especially characterized by impairment of skills manifested during the developmental period, which contribute to the overall level of intelligence, i.e.

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