International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities

International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities

1st Edition - August 14, 2012

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  • Editor: Robert M. Hodapp
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123982711
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123942845

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International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities is an ongoing scholarly look at research into the causes, effects, classification systems, syndromes, etc. of developmental disabilities. Contributors come from wide-ranging perspectives, including genetics, psychology, education, and other health and behavioral sciences. Volume 42 of the series offers chapters on a variety of themes.

Key Features

  • Provides the most recent scholarly research in the study of developmental disabilities
  • A vast range of perspectives is offered, and many topics are covered
  • An excellent resource for academic researchers


Academic researchers in developmental and cognitive psychology, as well as neuropsychology

Table of Contents

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    Chapter One. Applying GIS and Spatial Analysis to Studies of Health in Children with Disabilities

    1 Introduction

    2 People with Disabilities and Geographical Barriers

    3 Pollution

    4 Limits and Advantages of GIS


    Chapter Two. The Epidemiology of Psychopathology in People with Intellectual Disability

    1 The Prevalence of Psychopathology in People with Intellectual Disability (ID)

    2 Current Issues in Dual Diagnosis

    3 Methods of Epidemiological Investigation

    4 Method

    5 Results

    6 Discussion

    7 Recommendations for Future Investigation


    Chapter Three. Anxiety in Intellectual Disabilities

    1 Introduction

    2 Anxiety in Williams Syndrome

    3 Anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorder

    4 Next Steps

    5 Role of Development

    6 Treatment of Anxiety in WS, ASD, and ID

    7 Summary


    Chapter Four. Morphosyntactical Difficulties and Rehabilitation in Persons with Down Syndrome

    1 Introduction

    2 Abnormal Morphosyntactical Development in Down Syndrome

    3 Morphosyntactical Functioning and Development

    4 Models of Language Functioning and Development

    5 Learning Morphosyntactical Regulations

    6 Explaining Morphosyntactical Difficulties in Down Syndrome

    7 Rehabilitation Perspectives


    Chapter Five. What’s Age Got to Do with It? Implications of Maternal Age on Families of Offspring with Down Syndrome

    1 Recent Findings Concerning Maternal Age at the Birth of the Offspring with Down Syndrome

    2 Changing Family Demographics in the United States and Other Western Societies

    3 Potential Correlates of Advanced Maternal Age during Childhood and Adulthood in Down Syndrome

    4 Families of Offspring with Down syndrome: Complications and Unknown Issues

    5 Concluding Thoughts


    Chapter Six. “The Mysterious Myth of Attention Deficit…” Revisited

    1 A Brief History of the Developmental Approach to the Study of Persons with Intellectual Disability: Implications for the “Mysterious Myth”

    2 Visual Orienting

    3 Visual Filtering

    4 Visual Search

    5 Sustained Attention

    6 Multiple Object Tracking

    7 Conclusion


    Chapter Seven. Assessment of Motor Behavior Among Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    1 The Role of Movement Skills in Play

    2 Assessment Measures

    3 Criteria to Consider When Choosing an Assessment

    4 Motor Abilities and Movement Skills

    5 Intervention

    6 Future Directions



    Contents of Previous Volumes

Product details

  • No. of pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2012
  • Published: August 14, 2012
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123982711
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123942845

About the Serial Editor

Robert M. Hodapp

Robert Hodapp is at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

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Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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