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Authors: V.P. Prasher (South Birmingham Primary Care Trust, Birmingham Learning Disability Service, Kings Norton, Birmingham) 
Book Description:
The lives of people with intellectual disabilities is undergoing considerable change at the turn of the 21st century. There are dramatic developments in prevention, treatment and service provision. This book brings together health and social issues related to areas of mental health, aging and life span, biological and behavioral issues, challenging behavior and offending, communication and social issues, empowerment, rights and ethics, families and parents, quality of life and spirituality, and finally policy, populations and service systems.

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Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-xiv

Mental Health pp. 1-2

Psychiatric symptomatology and function of challenging in children with intellectual disabilities, pp. 3-6

Diagnostic Manual-Intellectual Disability: differential diagnosis of children with intellectual disabilities, pp. 7-14
Barnhill. J

Early onset psychosis in youth with intellectual disabilities, pp. 15-18
Friedlander.R.,Klancnik.J., Donnelly. T.

Psychopharmacotherapy in adults with intellectual disabilities –
A review over a ten year period, pp. 19-26
Voss. T., Schmidt. B., Grohmann. R., Schade. C., Diefenbacher. A.

Premenstrual syndrome in women with Down syndrome, pp. 27-32
Mason. L

Women with and without intellectual disabilities and psychiatric disorders:
A comparison of the literature, pp. 33-38
Taggart. L.

Staffs’ knowledge and perceptions of working with women with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems, pp. 39-42
Taggart. L.

Forensic psychotherapy and paedophilia in intellectual disabilities, pp. 43-52

Aging and Lifespan

Psychosocial aspects of aging in Down syndrome: The impact of life events, pp. 55-62
Patti. P.J

Four to forty years: the pattern of development of a cohort with Down syndrome, pp. 63-68
Carr. J
Survival in elderly persons with Down syndrome, pp. 69-74
Coppus. AMW, Evenhuis. HM, Verberne. G-J, Visser. FE, Oostra.BA., Eikelenboom. P, van Gool. WA., Janssens. JC., van Duijn. CM

How do persons with severe and profound intellectual disabilities experience their approaching death and how can they be supported, pp. 75-80,
Maaskant. M , van de Kerkhof. RM., van Bommel. H., van de Wouw.W.

The frailty syndrome in older persons with intellectual disabilities, pp. 81-86
Brehmer. B

Supporting aging adults with intellectual disabilities, pp. 87-90
Hole. R. , Stainton.T., Wilson.L

Talking to older women with intellectual disabilities about participating in breast cancer screening, pp. 91-96
Willis. D.S., Kennedy. C.K., Kilbride. L.

Lifespan related diseases in the adults with profound and multiple intellectual disabilities, pp. 97-99
Sone. S., Araki. K., Ezoe, T., Saijo. H., Hamaguchi. H., Takeda. Y., Nakayama. H., Motohashi. K., Inada. H., Hirayama. T., Suzuki. H., Hirayama. Y., Kurata. K., Arima. M.

Biological and Biobehavioral Issues

Fragile X: A family of disorders and advances in treatment, 103-110
Hagerman. R

Biomarkers of aggressive and self-abusive behavior, pp. 111-112
Brown. WT., Cohen. IL., Freedland. R., Flory. M., Yoo. J.H., Jill Pettinger.J., Tsiouris. JA.

Do behavior problems in children with Down syndrome suggest a phenotypic pattern?, pp. 113-118
Cuskelly. M., Chant. D., Hayes. A., Jobling.A.

Challenging behavior in Angelman syndrome, CHARGE syndrome, Cornelia de Lange syndrome, and Prader-Willi syndrome, pp. 119-124
Wulffaert. J., Dijkxhoorn. YM., van Berckelaer-Onnes. IA.,

Fetal alcohol and fetal tobacco syndromes: a Japanese perspective, pp. 125-128

Challenging Behavior and Offending

People with intellectual disabilities in the criminal justice system, pp. 131-136

Mental health services for people with intellectual disabilities in residential care in Israel, 137-142
Merrick.J., Merrick-Kenig.E., Isack Kandel. I., Morad.M.

The psychological impact of violence on staff, pp. 143-150
Rose. JL., Howard.R

Ethology and neuropharmacology of aggressive behaviors in individuals with intellectual disabilities, pp. 151-156
Barnhill. J

Is self-injurious behavior related to addiction behaviors?, pp. 157-162
Barnhill. J

Communication and Social Issues

The perceptions of professionals on the protocols of the SLT’s in the diagnosis of children with Autism spectrum disorders, pp. 165-170
Mophosho. M., Wenke.A

Autonomy as explained by Autism diagnosis, age cohort, language skills and challenging behavior, pp. 171-174

Making connections: Evaluation of a Total Communication training cascade in adult services in a rural part of the U.K., pp.175-182

Expression of distress in children with Autism spectrum disorder in the first two years of life, pp. 183-186
Esposito.G., de Falco. G., Venuti..P

Movement development in autism development in autism spectrum disorder: evidence for early diagnosis, pp.187-190
Esposito.G., de Falco. G., Venuti..P

Using non-directive research methods to explore the barriers and supports to learning, pp. 191-196
Porter. J., Daniels. H

Empowerment, Rights and Ethics

Women with intellectual disabilities: Their place in history 1800s-2000s,pp. 199-202
Burns. J

Safeguarding the reproductive rights of women with intellectual disabilities, pp. 203-207
Burns. J

Women with intellectual disabilities: Understanding same-sex relationships, pp. 209-213
Burns. J

“Who’d Want Him!”: Barriers to gay men w, pp. 215-218
Blyth. C.,Carson. I.

An exploratory study of the experiences of victims of sexual abuse who have intellectual disabilities in accessing the justice system and other support services, pp. 219-224
Koopman. G., Roux. A.

Sharing stories of everyday life with adults and children who have severe/profound intellectual disabilities, pp. 225-229
Grove. N., Harwood. N., Ross. V.

Families and Parents

How to support siblings of children with intellectual disabilities? A brief outline of a longitudinal, multi-perspective study on siblings of children with intellectual disabilities, pp. 233-237
Steel. R., Vandevelde.S., Poppe.L., Moyson.T.

Parental well-being: Comparing stress profiles in mothers and fathers of children with autism and Down syndrome, pp. 239-246
Miodrag.N., Sladeczek. I.E.

Parent’s views on the future for their disabled child and family, pp. 247-254
Åkerström.B., Nilsson.l.

Family quality of life: A comparison of trends in eight countries,pp. 255-264

Experiences of family carers of people with intellectual disabilities and a diagnosed mental health condition, pp. 265-271
Gibbs. M., Priest. H., Read. S.

Families of 40-year olds with Down syndrome and of a comparison group, pp. 273-277

Quality of Life and Spirituality

Physical and psychological barriers in public transportation for school children with intellectual disabilities, pp. 281-286
Monniger. D., Tsakarestos.A.

Public transportation as a means of social integration for school children with intellectual disabilities, pp. 287-289
Tillmann. V., Haveman.M.

The quality of life of people with disabilities in Ireland in 2007, pp. 291-299
Farrell. M.

Getting by better with help from my friends -Social Capital and its contribution to lives of Irish people with intellectual disabilities, pp. 301-312
Farrell. M.

Community participation and the influence of environmental factors, pp. 313-317
Verdonschot. M.M.L., de Witte. L.P.

Persons with intellectual disabilities as subjects in theory and practice of diaconal work, pp. 319-322
Meininger. H.P

Relationships between people with and without intellectual disabilities in congregations: a matter of transferring special knowledge?, pp. 323-325

Christians’ social constructions of disability, pp. 327-330
McNair. J.

Enhancing spiritual supports and faith community leadership: Unique opportunities for university centers on intellectual disabilities, pp. 331-334

Faith, biotechnology, and disability, pp. 335-339

Signs of the Times: Interpreting developments in spiritual supports for people with intellectual disabilities through a theological lens, pp. 341-343

Spirituality at the end of life: Challenges and opportunities, pp. 345-348

Policy, Populations and Service Systems

Enhancing self-determination in health care and improving health outcomes for individuals with intellectual disabilities, pp. 351-357
O’Hara. D., Bacon. A.

Supporting staff who support clients with intellectual disabilities, pp. 359-362
Riches. V.C.

Five components towards a successful de-institutionalisation, pp. 363-369
Parlalis. S.K.

Care for people with learning difficulties and with a visual impairment: A train the trainers program, pp. 371-373
Arentz. G.M.H.J., Sterkenburg. P.S., Stolk.J.

Care and service trajectories for people with intellectual disabilities: quality aspects from the client’s perspective, pp. 375-379
Barelds. A., van de Goor. L.A.M., ,van Heck.G.L.M.,Schols. J.M.G.A.

Achieving equal citizenship: Meeting the challenges of the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities, pp. 381-387

Increasing participation and empowerment of people with intellectual disabilities through sociocultural multisensory work, pp. 389-396

Digital supports for multiple disabled persons. pp. 397-400
del Carmen Malbrán.M

Improving access to Bristol NHS Walk-in centers for people with intellectual disabilities, pp. 401-406
Godsell.M., Scarborough.K.

People with intellectual disabilities: Citizens in the world, pp. 407-409
Smyly. S.R.,Lynggaard. H., Baum. S.

Evaluation Capacity Building in a community based agency, pp. 411-417
Isaacs. B.J., and Clark. C.

Index pp. 419-434

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 448, 7 x 10
   ISBN: 978-1-61668-023-7
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