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ERIC Number: ED496468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 624
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5938-5485-4ISBN-978-1-5938-5485-0
Handbook of Developmental Disabilities
Odom, Samuel L., Ed.; Horner, Robert H., Ed.; Snell, Martha E., Ed.; Blacher, Jan, Ed.
Guilford Publications
This authoritative handbook reviews the breadth of current knowledge about developmental disabilities: neuroscientific and genetic foundations; the impact on health, learning, and behavior; and effective educational and clinical practices. Leading authorities analyze what works in intervening with diverse children and families, from infancy through the school years and the transition to adulthood. Chapters present established and emerging approaches to promoting communication and language abilities, academic skills, positive social relationships, and vocational and independent living skills. Current practices in positive behavior support are discussed, as are strategies for supporting family adaptation and resilience. This book is divided into seven parts. Part I, Foundations, contains the following chapters: (1) The Construct of Developmental Disabilities (Samuel L. Odom, Robert H. Horner, Martha E. Snell, and Jan Blacher); (2) Public Policy and Developmental Disabilities: A 35-Year Retrospective and a 5-Year Prospective Based on the Core Concepts of Disability Policy (H. Rutherford Turnbull, III, Matthew J. Stowe, Ann P. Turnbull, and Mary Suzanne Schrandt); (3) Disability Research Methodology: Current Issues and Future Challenges (Zolina Stoneman); and (4) Race, Culture, and Developmental Disabilities (Janette K. Klingner, Wanda J. Blanchett, and Beth Harry). Part II, Current Issues in Health, Neuroscience, and Genetics, presents: (5) General Health (Wendy M. Nehring and Cecily L. Betz); (6) Advances in Genetics (Nicole R. Tartaglia, Robin L. Hansen, and Randi J. Hagerman); and (7) Neuroscience of Developmental Disabilities (Curt A. Sandman and Aaron S. Kemp). Part III, Early Intervention, contains: (8) Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with Developmental Disabilities (Carl J. Dunst); (9) Trends and Issues in Interventions for Preschoolers with Developmental Disabilities (Judith J. Carta and Na Young Kong); (10) Early Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Samuel L. Odom, Sally Rogers, Christopher J. McDougle, Kara Hume, and Gail McGee); and (11) Communication Intervention for Young Children with Disabilities: Naturalistic Approaches to Promoting Development (Ann P. Kaiser and Alacia Trent). Part IV, School-Age Education and Intervention, continues with: (12) Advances in Instruction (Martha E. Snell); (13) Inclusive Education (Pam Hunt and John McDonnell); (14) Academic Skills: Reading and Mathematics (Diane M. Browder, Katherine Trela, Susan L. Gibbs, Shawnee Wakeman, and Amber A. Harris); (15) Social Interaction Interventions: Promoting Socially Supportive Environments and Teaching New Skills (Erik W. Carter and Carolyn Hughes); (16) Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Brenda Fossett and Pat Mirenda); and (17) Physical Activity and Youth with Developmental Disabilities (Georgia C. Frey). Part V, Postschool and Adult Issues, contains: (18) Transition and Quality of Life (Linda M. Bambara, Barbara A. Wilson, and Molly McKenzie); (19) Employment (David Mank); (20) Living with Support in the Community: Factors Associated with Quality-of-Life Outcome (David Felce and Jonathan Perry); (21) Independent Living (Roger J. Stancliffe and K. Charlie Lakin); and (22) Adult Social Relationships (Janis Chadsey). Part VI, Behavior Supports, presents: (23) Positive Behavior Support and Developmental Disabilities: A Summary and Analysis of Research (Glen Dunlap and Edward G. Carr); (24) Mental Health Supports in Developmental Disabilities (Dimitrios Paschos and Nick Bouras); and (25) Psychotherapeutic Medications and Positive Behavior Support (Travis Thompson, Tim Moore, and Frank Symons). Part VII, Family Issues, conlcudes with: (26) Families in Context: Influences on Coping and Adaptation (Jan Blacher and Chris Hatton); (27) Family Impact in Adulthood (Julie J. Lounds and Marsha Mailick Seltzer); and (28) Families as Partners in Educational Decision Making: Current Implementation and Future Directions (Ann P. Turnbull, Nina Zuna, H. Rutherford Turnbull, III, Denis Poston, and Jean Ann Summers). An index is also included.
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Audience: Support Staff; Counselors; Teachers
Language: English
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