International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, Volume 33

1st Edition

Developmental Epidemiology of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities

Serial Volume Editors: Richard Urbano Robert Hodapp
Print ISBN: 9780123662330
eBook ISBN: 9780080469027
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 12th December 2006
Page Count: 312
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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.

Table of Contents

Preliminary Contents

Contributors Preface Developmental Epidemiology of Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities: An Emerging Discipline (Hodapp and Urbano) Record Linkage: A Research Strategy for Developmental Epidemiology (Urbano) Second-Order Linkage and Family Datasets (Tu, Mason, and Song) Incorporating Geographical Analysis into the Study of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (Kirby) Matching, Small Sample Size, and Large Number of Variables: Modern Statistical Methods Applied to Developmental Epidemiology (Blackford) Economic Perspectives on Service Choice and Optimal Policy: Understanding the Effects of Family Heterogeneity on MR/DD Outcomes (So) Public Health Impact: Metropolitan Atlanta Developmental Disabilities Surveillance Program (Avchen, Bhasin, Naarden Braun, and Yeargin-Allsopp) Using GIS to Investigate the Role of Recreation and Leisure Activities in the Prevention of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (Stanton-Chapman and Chapman) The Developmental Epidemiology of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (Hogan, Msall, and Drew) Evolution of Symptoms and Syndromes of Psychopathology in Young People with Mental Retardation (Einfeld, Tonge, Gray, and Taffe)


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About the Serial Volume Editor

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


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