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 36 of the series offers chapters on newborn screening for intellectual disability; responsive parenting; Trisomy 21; Alzheimer’s disease in adults with Down Syndrome; foolish action in adults with intellectual disabilities; animal models of self-injurious behavior; theoretical and methodological issues in sibling research; understanding individual differences in adaptation in parents of children with intellectual disabilitie; and “What Do You Think If . . . “ using vignettes to study attitudes toward adult sibling caregiving and competence of parents of children with disabilities.The wide range of topics covered in these chapters make Volume 36 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: November 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374476-0

Table of Contents

1. Newborn Screening for Intellectual disability: Past, Present, and FutureDon Bailey2. Responsive Parenting: Closing the Learning Gap for Children with Early Developmental ProblemsSusan H. Landry, Heather Taylor, Cathy Guttentag, and Karen E. Smith3. Trisomy 21: Causes and ConsequencesJeannie Visootsak and Stephanie L. Sherman4. Alzheimer’s Disease in Adults with Down SyndromeWarren B. Zigman, Darlynne A. Devenny, Sharon J. Krinsky-McHale, Edmund C. Jenkins, Tiina K. Urv, Jerzy Wegiel, Nicole Schupf, and Wayne Silverman5. Foolish Action in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: The Forgotten Problem of Risk-UnawarenessStephen Greenspan6. Animal Models of Self-Injurious Behavior: Induction, Prevention, and RecoveryStephen R. Schroeder, Pippa S. Loupe, and Richard E. Tessel7. Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Sibling ResearchJ. Carolyn Graff, Susan Neely-Barnes, and Heather Smith8. Understanding Individual Differences in Adaptation in Parents of Children with Intellectual Disabilities – A Risk and Resilience PerspectiveMalin Broberg Olsson9. “What Do You Think If . . . “ Using Vignettes to Study Attitudes Toward Adult Sibling Caregiving and Competence of Parents of Children with DisabilitiesBrian M. Jobe and Larane M. Glidde