PART I: FOUNDATIONS.- Epidemiology and Etiology of Mental Retardation.- The Autism Spectrum.- Cerebral palsy.- Epilepsy in People with Mental Retardation.- Pediatric Brain Injury.- Behavioral Effects of Genetic Mental Retardation Disorders.- Social Acceptance and Attitude Change: Fifty Years of Research.- PART II: DISABILITY SERVICES.- Evaluating Developmental Disabilities Services.- Educational Service Interventions and Reforms.- Psychological Services for Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities.- Residential and Day Services.- Behavioral-Clinical Consultation in the Developmental Disabilities: Contemporary and Emerging Roles.- Advocacy and Litigation in Professional Practice.- PART III: ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS.- Intellectual Assessment and Intellectual Disability.- Adaptive Behavior.- Psychosocial and Mental Status Assessment.- Functional Behavioral Assessment in Practice: Concepts and Applications.- Psychoeducational Assessment.- Developmental and Behavioral Screening.- Forensic and Psychosexual Assessment.- Family Assessment and Social Support.- PART IV: PREVENTION AND TREATMENT.- Science to Practice in Intellectual Disability: The Role of Empirically Supported Treatments.- Early Intervention: Background, Research Findings, and Future Directions.- The System of Early Intervention for Children with Developmental Disabilities: Current Status and Challenges for the Future.- Stereotypy, Self-injury, and Related Abnormal Repetitive Behaviors.- Psychopathology Among People with Developmental Delays - Assessment and Treatment.- Aggression in Persons with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Disorders.- Speech and Language Deficits in Children with Developmental Disabilities.- Functional Skills Training for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.- Social Skills Training for Children with Intellectual Disabilities.- Vocational Skills and Performance.- Sex Offending Behavior.- Pharmacotherapy.- PART V: ETHICAL ISSUES.- Ethical Issues in Clinical Services and Research.- Ethics and Values in Behavioral Perspective.
From the reviews: "This handbook offers a brilliant exploration of the many issues revolving around two populations, those with intellectual disabilities and those with developmental disabilities (who may also have cognitive deficits). ! Each contributor is an expert in his or her own discipline, and each essay is grounded in thorough scholarly research (documented in an extensive bibliography). ! Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty, and professionals." (D. J. Winchester, CHOICE, Vol. 44 (9), May, 2007) "Handbook of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities has a substantial goal set for it: to broaden and elaborate on the required knowledge that individuals working with persons with developmental and intellectual disorders require at this time. ! As such, this book provides a useful model to follow for clinicians, researchers, and authors in this domain in the coming years. ! it proves to be an impressive and informative addition to the clinician's, student's, and researcher's library." (Scott J. Hunter, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 53 (22), 2008)