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Title Manual of diagnosis and professional practice in mental retardation / edited by John W. Jacobson and James A. Mulick ; [prepared by APA Division 33, Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, for the American Psychological Association].

Publication Info. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [1996]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK EBSCO    Downloadable
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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 540 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-508) and indexes.
Contents Foundations -- Definition of mental retardation -- Classification of mental retardation -- Assessment and diagnosis -- Assessment of social functioning -- Behavioral assessment -- Assessment of quality of life -- Prevention and treatment -- Parent training -- Sexuality and sexual development -- The mentally retarded offender -- Counseling and psychotherapy -- Service delivery -- Professional advocacy and legal issues -- Conclusion.
Summary [This manual] is a consolidated source of major findings from psychological research and practice in the field of mental retardation. It offers a precise and scientifically based definition of mental retardation, discusses the epidemiology of mental retardation and its effect on intellectual, adaptive, and psychosocial functioning and behavior, and provides guidelines for recognizing and classifying mental retardation within the context of a comprehensive, differential assessment and diagnostic process. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved).
Note Description based on print version record.
Form Also available online via the World Wide Web, by subscription to Ovid PsycBooks.
Issued By Made available through: American Psychological Association's PsyBooks Collection.
Note GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Intellectual disability -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Intellectual Disability -- Handbooks.
Added Author Jacobson, John W.
Mulick, James A. (James Anton), 1948-
American Psychological Association. Division of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities.
American Psychological Association.
Added Title Mental retardation
Other Form: Manual of diagnosis and professional practice in mental retardation (print) (DLC) 95053053 (OCoLC)34080140
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