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Cognitive and Intellectual Disabilities

Historical Perspectives, Current Practices, and Future Directions

By Stephen B. Richards, Michael P. Brady, Ronald L. Taylor

Routledge – 2014 – 432 pages

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Description

Cognitive and Intellectual Disabilities: Historical Perspectives, Current Practices, and Future Directions provides thorough coverage of the causes and characteristics of cognitive and intellectual disabilities (formerly known as mental retardation) as well as detailed discussions of the validated instructional approaches in the field today. Features include:

  • A companion website that offers students and instructors learning objectives, additional activities, discussion outlines, and practice tests for each chapter of the book.
  • An up-to-date volume that reflects the terminology and criteria of the DSM-V and is aligned with the current CEC standards.
  • Teaching Applications: presents the strongest coverage available in any introductory text on instructional issues and applications for teaching students with cognitive and intellectual disabilities.
  • A unique chapter on "Future Issues" that explores the philosophical, social, legal, medical, educational, and personal issues that professionals and people with cognitive and intellectual disabilities face.

This comprehensive and current introductory textbook is ideally suited for introductory or methods courses related to cognitive and intellectual disabilities.

Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Historical Concepts and Perspectives

Chapter 2: Definition and Classification of Cognitive/Intellectual Disabilities

Chapter 3: Assessment for Identification

Chapter 4: Genetic and Chromosomal Factors

Chapter 5: Environmental and Psychosocial Causes

Chapter 6: Cognitive and Learning Characteristics

Chapter 7: Educational, Psychological, and Behavioral Characteristics

Chapter 8: Societal, Family, and Multicultural Characteristics

Chapter 9: Instructional Assessment

Chapter 10: Instructional Content

Chapter 11: Instructional Procedures

Chapter 12: Instructional Settings

Chapter 13: Future Directions

References

Author Bio

Stephen B. Richards, Ed.D. is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Undergraduate Intervention Specialist Program in the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Dayton, USA.

Michael P. Brady, Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Exceptional Student Education at Florida Atlantic University, USA.

Ronald L. Taylor was Professor of Exceptional Student Education at Florida Atlantic University, USA.

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Description: By Stephen B. Richards, Michael P. Brady, Ronald L. Taylor. Cognitive and Intellectual Disabilities: Historical Perspectives, Current Practices, and Future Directions provides thorough coverage of the causes and characteristics of cognitive and intellectual disabilities (formerly known as mental retardation) as...
Categories: Inclusion and Special Educational Needs, Learning Difficulties and Intellectual Disability, Severe, Profound & Multiple learning Difficulties