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International Review of Research in Mental Retardation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123662330, 9780080469027

International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, Volume 33

1st Edition

Developmental Epidemiology of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities

Serial Editor: Laraine Glidden
Serial Volume Editors: Richard Urbano Robert Hodapp
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123662330
eBook ISBN: 9780080469027
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 12th December 2006
Page Count: 312
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Table of Contents

    <li>Contributors to Volume 33</li> <li>Foreword</li> <li>Preface<ul><li>Acknowledgments</li></ul></li> <li>Section I: Introduction<ul><li>Developmental Epidemiology of Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities: An Emerging Discipline<sup>*</sup><ul><li>Publisher Summary</li><li>I Introduction</li><li>II Epidemiology</li><li>III Developmental Epidemiology</li><li>IV Issues Specific to MR/DD</li><li>V Advances and Future Directions</li><li>VI Conclusions</li></ul></li></ul></li> <li>Section II: Methodological Issues and Perspectives<ul><li>Record Linkage: A Research Strategy for Developmental Epidemiology*<ul><li>Publisher Summary</li><li>I Introduction</li><li>II Past and Present Linked Datasets</li><li>III Biases and Prejudices</li><li>IV Embarking on A Linked-Data Research Project</li><li>V Workflow of Linkage</li><li>VI Conclusions</li></ul></li><li>Second-Order Linkage and Family Datasets<ul><li>Publisher Summary</li><li>I Introduction</li><li>II What is a Second-Order Linkage and What are its Benefits?</li><li>III Overview of Data Linkage Methodology</li><li>IV How to Conduct A Second-Order Data Linkage</li><li>V The Challenges of Building A Second-Order Database</li><li>VI Summary</li></ul></li><li>Incorporating Geographical Analysis into the Study of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities<ul><li>Publisher Summary</li><li>I Introduction</li><li>II Medical Geography</li><li>III Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research</li><li>IV Research Agenda</li><li>V Conclusions</li></ul></li><li>Statistical Issues in Developmental Epidemiology and Developmental Disabilities Research: Confounding Variables, Small Sample Size, and Numerous Outcome Variables<ul><li>Publisher Summary</li><li>I Statistical Challenges in Developmental Disabilities Research</li><li>II Confounding Variables: How to Match on More Than Two Variables</li><li>III Small Sample Sizes</li><li>IV Numerous Outcome Variables</li><li>V Closing Remarks</li></ul></li><li>Economic Perspectives on Service Choice and Optimal Policy: Understanding the Effects of Family Heterogeneity on MR/DD Outcomes<sup>*</sup><ul><li>Publisher Summary</li><li>I Introduction</li><li>II What Is Economics?</li><li>III The Relationship Between Economics and Policy</li><li>IV Economics of MR/DD Outcomes</li><li>V Econometric Models and Estimation Techniques</li><li>VI Conclusions</li></ul></li></ul></li> <li>Section III: Populations<ul><li>Public Health Impact: Metropolitan Atlanta Developmental Disabilities Surveillance Program*<ul><li>Publisher Summary</li><li>I Introduction</li><li>II Background of Developmental Disabilities Surveillance in Metropolitan Atlanta</li><li>III Prevalence Estimates</li><li>IV Findings From Epidemiology Studies</li><li>V Public Health Impact</li><li>VI Conclusions</li></ul></li><li>Using GIS to Investigate the Role of Recreation and Leisure Activities in the Prevention of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders<ul><li>Publisher Summary</li><li>I Introduction</li><li>II Neighborhood Influences: Effects on Childhood Emotional/Behavioral Disorders</li><li>III The Importance of Neighborhood-Related Leisure Activities</li><li>IV Geographical Information Systems: Basic Concepts</li><li>V Using GIS to Study Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Promises and Challenges</li><li>VI Conclusions</li></ul></li><li>The Developmental Epidemiology of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities<ul><li>Publisher Summary</li><li>I Epidemiological Studies</li><li>II Models for Understanding Mental Retardation And Developmental Disabilities</li><li>III Data and Measures</li><li>IV Results</li><li>V Conclusions</li></ul></li><li>Evolution of Symptoms and Syndromes of Psychopathology in Young People with Mental Retardation<ul><li>Publisher Summary</li><li>I Introduction</li><li>II The Australian Child to Adult Development (ACAD) Study</li><li>III Methods</li><li>IV Data Analysis</li><li>V Results</li><li>VI Discussion</li></ul></li></ul></li> <li>Index</li> <li>Contents of Previous Volumes</li>


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.

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Key Features

  • Discusses the developmental epidemiology of mental retardation and developmental disabilities
  • Explores the cutting edge methodological, statistical, and theoretical advances within the field
  • Section I serves as an introduction, Section II reviews the various measurements, and Section III focuses on the epidemiological findings


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


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Praise for the series: "Belongs on the shelves of every serious student and researcher whose focal interest is the retarded." —JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY "Practically every article is of interest for psychologists who are involved with mental retardation." —CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY

Ratings and Reviews

About the Serial Editor

Laraine Glidden

Affiliations and Expertise

St. Mary's College of Maryland, USA

About the Serial Volume Editors

Richard Urbano

Affiliations and Expertise

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Robert Hodapp

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Affiliations and Expertise

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA