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Contemporary Issues in Intellectual Disabilities $130.00
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.

Table of Contents:

Mental Health

Psychiatric symptomatology and function of challenging in children with intellectual disabilities

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

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

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

Premenstrual syndrome in women with Down syndrome
Mason. L

Women with and without intellectual disabilities and psychiatric disorders:
A comparison of the literature
Taggart. L.

Staffs’ knowledge and perceptions of working with women with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems
Taggart. L.

Forensic psychotherapy and paedophilia in intellectual disabilities

Aging and Lifespan

Psychosocial aspects of aging in Down syndrome: The impact of life events
Patti. P.J

Four to forty years: the pattern of development of a cohort with Down syndrome
Carr. J
Survival in elderly persons with Down syndrome
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
Maaskant. M , van de Kerkhof. RM., van Bommel. H., van de Wouw.W.

The frailty syndrome in older persons with intellectual disabilities
Brehmer. B

Supporting aging adults with intellectual disabilities
Hole. R. , Stainton.T., Wilson.L

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

Lifespan related diseases in the adults with profound and multiple intellectual disabilities.
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
Hagerman. R

Biomarkers of aggressive and self-abusive behavior
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?
Cuskelly. M., Chant. D., Hayes. A., Jobling.A.

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

Fetal alcohol and fetal tobacco syndromes: a Japanese perspective

Challenging Behavior and Offending

People with intellectual disabilities in the criminal justice system

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

The psychological impact of violence on staff
Rose. JL., Howard.R

Ethology and neuropharmacology of aggressive behaviors in individuals with intellectual disabilities
Barnhill. J

Is self-injurious behavior related to addiction behaviors?
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.
Mophosho. M., Wenke.A

Autonomy as explained by Autism diagnosis, age cohort, language skills and challenging behavior

Making connections: Evaluation of a Total Communication training cascade in adult services in a rural part of the U.K.

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

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

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

Empowerment, Rights and Ethics

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

Safeguarding the reproductive rights of women with intellectual disabilities
Burns. J

Women with intellectual disabilities: Understanding same-sex relationships
Burns. J

“Who’d Want Him!”: Barriers to gay men with intellectual disabilities developing sexual identities.
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
Koopman. G., Roux. A.

Sharing stories of everyday life with adults and children who have severe/profound intellectual disabilities
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.
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
Miodrag.N., Sladeczek. I.E.

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

Family quality of life: A comparison of trends in eight countries

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

Families of 40-year olds with Down syndrome and of a comparison group

Quality of Life and Spirituality

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

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

The quality of life of people with disabilities in Ireland in 2007
Farrell. M.

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

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

Persons with intellectual disabilities as subjects in theory and practice of diaconal work
Meininger. H.P

Relationships between people with and without intellectual disabilities in congregations: a matter of transferring special knowledge?

Christians’ social constructions of disability
McNair. J.

Enhancing spiritual supports and faith community leadership: Unique opportunities for university centers on intellectual disabilities

Faith, biotechnology, and disability

Signs of the Times: Interpreting developments in spiritual supports for people with intellectual disabilities through a theological lens

Spirituality at the end of life: Challenges and opportunities

Policy, Populations and Service Systems

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

Supporting staff who support clients with intellectual disabilities
Riches. V.C.

Five components towards a successful de-institutionalisation
Parlalis. S.K.

Care for people with learning difficulties and with a visual impairment: A train the trainers program.
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
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

Increasing participation and empowerment of people with intellectual disabilities through sociocultural multisensory work

Digital supports for multiple disabled persons
del Carmen Malbrán.M

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

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

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


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   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 7 x 10
   ISBN: 978-1-61209-292-8
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