International Review of Research in Mental Retardation

Series Editor:

  • Laraine Glidden, St. Mary's College of Maryland, USA

International Review of Research in Mental Retardation is an ongoing scholarly look at research into the causes, effects, classification systems, syndromes, etc. of mental retardation. Contributors come from wide-ranging perspectives, including genetics, psychology, education, and other health and behavioral sciences.Volume 35 of the series offers chapters on theory and research, social cognition and social competence in children with Down Sydrome, the Flynn Effect and the role of IQ, remaining open to quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method designs, active support, child abuse, and the role of siblings of children with mental retardation. The wide range of topics covered in these chapters make Volume 35 of the International Review of Research in Mental Retardation a particularly valuable resource for academic researchers in developmental and cognitive psychology, as well as those in neuropsychology.
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Academic researchers in developmental and cognitive psychology, as well as neuropsychology.


Book information

  • Published: December 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-366234-7

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Theory and Research on autism: Do We Need a New Approach to Thinking About and Studying This Disorder?Thomas L. Whitman and Naomi EkasChapter 2Social Cognition in Children with Down SyndromeKatie R. Cebula and Jennifer G. WishartChapter 3The Development of Social Competence Among Persons with down Syndrome: From Survival to Social InclusionGrace Iarocci, Jodi Yager, Adrienne Rombough and Jessica McLaughlinChapter 4The Flynn Effect and the Shadow of the Past: Mental Retardation and the Indefensible and Indispensable Role of IQJames R. Flynn and Keith F. WidamanChapter 5Remaining Open to Quantitative, Qualitative and Mixed-Method Designs: An Unscientific Compromise, or Good Research Practice?Keith R. McVilly, Roger J. Stancliffe, Trevor R. Parmenter, and Rosanne M. Burton-smithChapter 6Active Support: Development, Evidence Based and Future DirectionsVaso Totsika, Sandy Toogood and Richard P. HastingsChapter 7Child Abuse Among Children with Disabilities: What We Know and What We Need to KnowMarisa H. Fisher, Robert M. Hodapp and Elisabeth M. DykensChapter 8Siblings of Children with Mental Retardation: The Role of HelpingElizabeth Midlarsky, Mary Elizabeth Hannah, Erel Shvil, and Amanda Johnson