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Title What is mental retardation? : ideas for an evolving disability in the 21st century / editors, Harvey N. Switzky & Stephen Greenspan.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : American Association on Mental Retardation, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  616.8588 W555W    Check Shelf
Edition Revised and updated edition.
Description xxv, 358 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Forty-four years of AAMR manuals -- On the 2002 AAMR definition of mental retardation -- An update on label and definitional asynchrony: the missing mental and retardation in mental retardation -- Quo vadis mental retardation?: definition by aggregation versus the hope for individual futures -- On being labeled with mental retardation -- How we eradicated familial (hereditary) mental retardation-updated -- Mental retardation: confusing sentiment with science -- Neighbors and friends: social implications of intellectual disability -- Look before you leap: implications of the 1992 and 2002 definitions of mental retardation -- Defining and assessing spirituality and spiritual supports: moving from benediction to invocation -- Mental retardation in the real world: why the AAMR definition is not there yet -- Ten years later: two AAMR tales of a condition -- Children with mild mental retardation: a challenge for classification practices-revised --
Adaptation, remission, and growth: conceptual challenges to the definition of mental retardation-medical implications and applications -- Scientific and judgmental issues involved in defining mental retardation -- The concept and classification of mental retardation -- The importance of cognitive-motivational variables in understanding mental retardation in the 21st century -- Lessons from the Atkins decision for the next AAMR manual -- The relationship between the WHO-ICF (international classification of functioning, disability, and health) and the AAMR 2002 system -- Focusing comprehensive functional assessment: a case formulation of dual diagnosis treatment priorities using ICF (ICIDH-2) -- Summary and conclusions: can so many diverse ideas be integrated: multiparadigmatic models of understanding mental retardation in the 21st century.
Subject Intellectual disability.
American Association on Mental Retardation.
Intellectual Disability -- classification.
Intellectual Disability -- diagnosis.
Persons with Mental Disabilities -- classification.
Added Author Switzky, Harvey N.
Greenspan, Stephen.
American Association on Mental Retardation.
ISBN 0940898934
0940898942 paperback
9780940898943 paperback
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