Michael L. Wehmeyer, Ivan Brown, Maire Percy, W.L. Alan Fung and Karrie A. Shogren

A Comprehensive Guide to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Second edition

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The trusted core disability textbook gets a comprehensive update in this second edition, now thoroughly revised to include all the critical topics today's professionals need to know about as they work with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Brought to you by a new team of world-renowned experts and contributors, this volume fully prepares future educators, social workers, researchers, and clinicians to provide the best services and supports to children and adults across the life span. Tomorrow's professionals will discover what to do and how to do it as they prepare for their important work, and they'll refer to this user-friendly compendium year after year for information, insights, and answers. A cornerstone text for any course focused on intellectual and developmental disabilities--and an essential reference for every in-service professional's library.


... Broad and deep, with thorough, up-to-date information on intervention, education, family roles, health issues, specific disabilities, and much more

... Life span--focused, with topics ranging from genetics and development to issues related to aging

... Multidisciplinary, blending research and personal experiences of more than 70 esteemed authors from diverse fields

... Immediately applicable, presenting both the facts and practical, real-world advice on meeting the individual needs of people with disabilities

... Student friendly, with learning objectives, instructive case stories, stimulating questions for reflection, and key Internet resources

WHAT'S NEW: New co-editors and contributors * New and extensively updated chapters on critical topics, including AAC and technology, autism spectrum disorder, advocacy and self-advocacy, communication challenges, family issues, human development and genetics, legal and ethical considerations, and psychopharmacology

SELECTED TOPICS COVERED: assessment and diagnosis * behavior and mental health * brain plasticity * cerebral palsy * decision making and consent * Down syndrome * early development and intervention * education * employment * epilepsy * fetal alcohol spectrum disorder * fragile X syndrome * gender issues in developmental disabilities * international human rights * nutritional considerations * parenting * physical health * service systems and approaches * transition from school to adult life

"This second edition text has revised, updated, and new chapters that provide a comprehensive understanding of the issues, realities, current research, and best practices that affect the lives of people with special needs. Some authors are the same, others have been added to keep this volume as current as possible and provide a multidisciplinary perspective, within rapidly changing research and practice"--Susan B Palmer, PhD

Michael L. Wehmeyer, PhD, is professor of special education; director, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities; and senior scientist, Beach Center on Disability, all at the University of Kansas. He has published more than 25 books and 250 scholarly articles and book chapters on topics related to self-determination, special education, intellectual disability and eugenics.

Ivan Brown has worked in the field of disabilities for the past 25 years. He began his work life as an elementary school teacher for 8 years before taking a position with Community Living Toronto while completing his graduate studies in counseling psychology (MEd) and special education (PhD).

In addition to working at Surrey Place Centre (a Toronto agency providing service, education, and research in the intellectual disabilities field), Maire Percy is professor emeritus of physiology and obstetrics & gynaecology at the University of Toronto. She holds a bachelor's degree in physiology and biochemistry, a master's degree in medical biophysics, and a doctoral degree in biochemistry, all from the University of Toronto.

Wai Lun Alan Fung, MD, ScD, is a medical specialist in psychiatry who is also board certified in the subspecialties of behavioral neurology & neuropsychiatry and sleep medicine. He serves as medical director of research of the department of psychiatry, as well as chair of the research ethics board at North York General Hospital. He is also assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto.

Karrie A. Shogren, PhD, is professor of special education; co-director and senior scientist, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities; and associate director, Beach Center on Disability, all at the University of Kansas.

748 pages. 2017

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