International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123942845, 9780123982711

International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 42

1st Edition

Serial Editors: Robert M. Hodapp
eBook ISBN: 9780123982711
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123942845
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 14th August 2012
Page Count: 256
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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


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


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About the Serial Editors

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