Focus on Mental Retardation Research

Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews , 10 , 3-10 . Bertrand , J. , Mars , A. , Boyle , C. , Bove , F. , Yeargin - Allsopp , M. , & Decoufle , P. ( 2001 ) . Prevalence of autism in a United States population ...

Author: Marina I. Carson

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1600216471

Category: Medical

Page: 226

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Mental retardation is a term for a pattern of persistently slow learning of basic motor and language skills ("milestones") during childhood, and a significantly below-normal global intellectual capacity as an adult. One common criterion for diagnosis of mental retardation is a tested intelligence quotient (IQ) of 70 or below. This book examines new and critical research and issues in the field.

International Review of Research in Mental Retardation

Indirect Effects of Genetic Mental Retardation Disorders: Theoretical and Methodological Issues ROBERT M. HODAPP GRADUATE ... For the most part, these behavioral studies have focused on the direct effects of different mental retardation ...

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Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080546110

Category: Psychology

Page: 298

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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. Volume 22 is an eclectic volume with chapters on genetics, developmental skills, and methodological issues, as well as review chapters on the Savant Syndrome, and supported employment programs. Contributors for this volume are from the U.S., U.K., and Australia.

International Review of Research in Mental Retardation

ISBN: 0-12-366226-5 Volume 25 2002, 312 pp. ISBN: 0-12-366225-7 Volume 24 2001, 384 pp. ISBN: 0-12-366224-9 Volume 23 Autism This thematic volume provides a comprehensive overview of research on autism.

Author: Laraine Masters Glidden

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 0123662281

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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Motivation is the energizing force that drives much of our attention, conscious effort, and achievement in life. Yet this important driving force may be absent, low, or problematic in persons with mental retardation. This special thematic volume in the International Review of Research in Mental Retardation focuses on motivation within this special population. The book explores several theoretical models of motivation, as well as discussing issues of goal orientation, self-regulated academic learning, the setting and monitoring of realistic goals, and social competence for people with mental retardation. Additional chapters discuss the measurement of subjective well-being and quality of life in this population, and strategies for empowering students with developmental difficulties as well as instructional practices and contexts that can enhance motivation, learning, and achievement. Volume 28 of International Review of Research in Mental Retardation (front flap) Praise for the Series: "In 1999... the International Review was reinvigorated... in these volumes one sees evidence of a vibrant, diverse field." -CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY "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 International Review of Research in Mental Retardation was established under the editorship of Dr. Norman R. Ellis in 1966. As a result of his editorial effort and the contributions of many authors, the serial is now recognized as the area's best source for reviews of behavioral research on mental retardation. From its inception, active research scientists and graduate students in mental retardation have looked to this serial as a major source of critical reviews of research and theory in the area. (back flap) 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. Other volumes include: Volume 27 Language and Communication in Mental Retardation This thematic volume focuses on language and communication in individuals with Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, WIlliams Syndrome, and Fetal Alcohol Condition. Coverage also includes problems in verbal memory, language comprehension, and reading across different mental retardation conditions, as well as language intervention and augmentative and nonverbal communication possibilities with mentally retarded children. 2003, 324 pp. ISBN: 0-12-366227-3 Volume 26 2003, 352 pp. ISBN: 0-12-366226-5 Volume 25 2002, 312 pp. ISBN: 0-12-366225-7 Volume 24 2001, 384 pp. ISBN: 0-12-366224-9 Volume 23 Autism This thematic volume provides a comprehensive overview of research on autism. Coverage includes discussion of the genetics, diagnosis, neural and cognitive bases, and development of autism. 2001, 328 pp. ISBN: 0-12-366223-0

Ellis Handbook of Mental Deficiency Psychological Theory and Research

Perusal of any of the mental retardation journals leads to the clear conclusion that the study of families is dynamic and energetic, both nationally and internationally. Family research has developed from a narrow historic focus on ...

Author: William E. MacLean Jr.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136480782

Category: Education

Page: 508

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In the 16 years since the publication of the second edition of this volume, psychological theory and research in mental retardation has continued to expand and extend scientific, theoretical, and clinical understanding of this most complex and challenging human condition. Explicit effort has been made to translate theory and research into useful and efficacious assessment, intervention, prevention, and policy actions. This third edition provides an opportunity to critique major conceptual developments and empirical research in an effort to stimulate further behavioral research of practical, social importance. The Handbook presents work by prominent contributors to a major scientific endeavor that has grown dramatically during the last three decades. The challenge for each author was to identify important theoretical and empirical issues, provide a critical, selective review of exemplary research, and discuss the questions that remain unanswered in each area. In short, the goal for this third edition was to consolidate the knowledge gained during the past 30 years and to present a blueprint for future research in mental retardation, the broader field of learning disabilities, and other developmental disorders such as autism. Providing totally different coverage and direction from the previous edition, this text fills a crucial instructional need in graduate courses related to the psychology of mental retardation. With its emphasis on psychological research and theory, it offers an important alternative to many available texts that primarily emphasize the application of research.

Handbook of Mental Retardation and Development

18 Life course perspectives in mental retardation research : The case of family caregiving MARTY WYNGAARDEN KRAUSS AND ... The study of the life course is focused on patterns of individual development , with an emphasis on the effect of ...

Author: Professor of School/Applied Developmental Psychology and Director of the McGill Youth Study Team Jacob A Burack

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521446686

Category: Medical

Page: 764

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This book reviews theoretical and empirical work in the developmental approach to mental retardation. Armed with methods derived from the study of typically developing children, developmentalists have recently learned about the mentally retarded child's own development in a variety of areas. These areas now encompass many aspects of cognition, language, social and adaptive functioning, as well as of maladaptive behavior and psychopathology. In addition to a focus on individuals with mental retardation themselves, familial and other "ecological" factors have influenced developmental approaches to mental retardation. Comprised of twenty-seven chapters on various aspects of development, this handbook provides a timely, comprehensive guide to understanding mental retardation and development.

Maximizing the Quality of Life for Individuals with Mental Retardation and Other Developmental Disabilities

“ Survey on Research on the Prevention of Mental Retardation in 1955-1956 and in 1986 : A Comparative Analysis " by ... been created 12 multidisciplinary research centers on mental retardation whose central focus is on basic research .

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ISBN: UCR:31210023568023

Category: Intellectual disability

Page: 76

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Mental Retardation in India

articles ( 40.09 % ) from the present compilation of 1095 titles are on medical aspects of mental retardation . ... These trends in the focus of psychological research appear to be in consonance with the contemporary historical phase ...

Author: S. Venkatesan

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 8170225469

Category: Intellectual disability

Page: 187

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Mental Retardation

In this case the knowledge base focuses on mental retardation . ( See also pages 34-35 for discussion of the Mental Retardation Research and Training Centers ) III . Research The Division of Research Grants and Demonstrations ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951D035451209

Category: People with mental disabilities

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Mental Retardation Research Advances

... distracting visual stimuli were removed from the scene , allowing the participant to focus on the road site ) and recognition task with ... which arise from the study of safety road education in children with mental retardation .

Author: Elizabeth B. Heinz

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1600216587

Category: Medical

Page: 211

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Mental retardation is a term for a pattern of persistently slow learning of basic motor and language skills ("milestones") during childhood, and a significantly below-normal global intellectual capacity as an adult. One common criterion for diagnosis of mental retardation is a tested intelligence quotient (IQ) of 70 or below. This book presents leading-edge research from around the world.

Departments of Labor and Health Education and Welfare Appropriations for 1967

In addition to research focused on mental retardation per se , the National Institute of Child Health and Human ... core research grant program in mental retardation focuses on three major areas : The biological , psychological , and ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations

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ISBN: MINN:31951D03496140B

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