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Issues in the Developmental Approach to Mental Retardation - Robert M. Hodapp

Issues in the Developmental Approach to Mental Retardation

By: Robert M. Hodapp (Editor), Jacob A. Burack (Editor), Edward Zigler (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st July 1995
ISBN: 9780521467575
Number Of Pages: 354

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Issues in the Developmental Approach to Mental Retardation is one of the first books exclusively devoted to applying the theories, findings and approaches used in work with nonretarded children to several types of retarded individuals. The editors and contributors define the developmental approach and explore theoretical issues as they relate to retarded populations. Problems involving similar sequences of development, cross-domain relations, the environment, and motivation are all discussed, as is the importance of separating the various etiological groups for research and intervention purposes. The contributors also examine the nature of development in specific etiological groups; types of retardation that are addressed include: cultural-familial retardation, Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, autism, and children with sensory and motor handicaps. This significant volume demonstrates how data from nonretarded development can inform work with retarded populations and how findings from children with mental retardation enrich developmental theory.

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'This is a book of only strengths! It will obviously be 'must' reading for every professional and graduate student in developmental psychology. It should also have that status for every serious student and professional in the field of mental retardation, especially those who are involved in the preparation of professional personnel.' Mental Retardation

The developmental perspective in the field of mental retardation
Differentiating mental retardation: the two-group approach and beyond
One road or many? Issues in the similar sequence hypothesis
The similar-structure hypothesis and differential rate of development in mental retardation
Neo-environmental perspectives on developmental theory
The role of motivational factors in the functioning of mentally retarded individuals
Cultural-familial mental retardation: a developmental perspective on cognitive performance and 'helpless' behavior
The organization and coherence of developmental processes in infants and children with Down syndrome
Developmental issues in fragile X syndrome
Deviance and developmental approaches in the study of autism
The issues of multiple pathways in the development of handicapped children
Summing up and going forward: new directions in the developmental approach to mental retardation
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ISBN: 9780521467575
ISBN-10: 0521467578
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 31st July 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.66 x 15.22  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.46