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Autism and Child Psychopathology Series

Handbook of Intellectual Disabilities

Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice

Editors: Matson, Johnny L (Ed.)

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  • Synthesizes a broad range of research, legal concerns, and clinical practices defining the field of intellectual disabilities
  • Addresses issues of staffing, report writing, caregiving, and agency administration
  • Describes causes and prevalence of intellectual disabilities, innovative treatments, client protections
  • Discusses assessment and treatment options for comorbid physical disorders (e.g., cerebral palsy, epilepsy)
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-20843-1
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Hardcover $349.99
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About this book

This handbook offers a comprehensive review of intellectual disabilities (ID). It examines historical perspectives and foundational principles in the field. The handbook addresses philosophy of care for individuals with ID, as well as parent and professional issues and organizations, staffing, and working on multidisciplinary teams. Chapters explore issues of client protection, risk factors of ID, basic research issues, and legal concerns. In addition, chapters include information on evidence-based assessments and innovative treatments to address a variety of behaviors associated with ID. The handbook provides an in-depth analysis of comorbid physical disorders, such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and seizures, and developmental coordination disorders (DCD), in relation to ID.
Topics featured in this handbook include:

  • Informed consent and the enablement of persons with ID. 
  • The responsible use of restraint and seclusion as a protective measure. 
  • Vocational training and job preparation programs that assist individuals with ID. 
  • Psychological and educational approaches to the treatment of aggression and tantrums. 
  • Emerging technologies that support learning for students with ID. 
  • Key sexuality and relationship issues that are faced by individuals with ID.
  • Effective approaches to weight management for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 
The Handbook of Intellectual Disabilities is an essential reference for researchers, graduate students, clinicians and related therapists and professionals in clinical child and school psychology, pediatrics, social work, developmental psychology, behavioral therapy/rehabilitation, child and adolescent psychiatry, and special education.

About the authors

Johnny L. Matson, Ph.D., is Professor and Distinguished Research Master in the Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A. He has also previously held a professorship in psychiatry and clinical psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of more than 800 publications including 41 books. He served as the Founding Editor-in-Chief for the journals Research in Developmental Disabilities (Elsevier) and Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders (Elsevier) and currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (Springer).

Table of contents (57 chapters)

Table of contents (57 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $269.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20843-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $349.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20842-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Intellectual Disabilities
Book Subtitle
Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice
Editors
  • Johnny L Matson
Series Title
Autism and Child Psychopathology Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20843-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20843-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20842-4
Series ISSN
2192-922X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 1133
Number of Illustrations
35 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
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