Cognitive and Intellectual Disabilities
Historical Perspectives, Current Practices, and Future Directions
Routledge – 2014 – 432 pages
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:
This comprehensive and current introductory textbook is ideally suited for introductory or methods courses related to cognitive and intellectual disabilities.
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
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.