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 syndr


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