Mental Retardation: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Supports

Mental Retardation: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Supports

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Publisher : Amer Assoc on Intellectual & Developmental Di
ISBN : 0940898810
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Apr, 26 2018

Product Description

This book contains the most widely used definition of mental retardation in the U.S. and is based on 10 years of use and research by a panel of 11 international experts.

What is mental retardation? How is it diagnosed? Can IQ scores alone determine if a person has mental retardation? What is the cut-off IQ score when deciding whether a person has mental retardation? Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to ban execution of persons with mental retardation on June 22, 2002, states and courts grapple with these tough questions and more.

The 10th edition lays out a complete system of diagnosing mental retardation, easily understood by practitioners, public officials, and even families. Further, the book also provides an in-depth analysis on how supports can help better the lives of persons with mental retardation.

Mental Retardation also comes with a workbook containing key terms, examples, a case study, and ready-to-use forms that make it easier for practitioners to understand and implement the definition.

Also available:

Forms: Mental Retardation: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Supports - ISBN 0940898837
Adaptive Behavior and Its Measurement: Implications for the Field of Mental Retardation - ISBN 0940898640

Since 1876, the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) has been providing worldwide leadership in the field of disabilities. AAIDD is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals and citizens concerned about intellectual and developmental disabilities.

AAIDD publishes books for professionals in developmental disability in the areas of:

-Supported living
-Definition of intellectual disability
-Disability funding
-Positive behavior support
-Palliative care
-Quality of life