Developmental Challenges and Societal Issues for Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities

Developmental Challenges and Societal Issues for Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities

Rejani Thudalikunnil Gopalan (Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, India)
Release Date: August, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 416|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1223-4
ISBN13: 9781799812234|ISBN10: 1799812235|EISBN13: 9781799812241
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Description

Intellectual disability is a generalized disorder appearing before adulthood characterized by significantly impaired cognitive functioning and deficits in two or more adaptive behaviors. With the current limitations in curative treatment for intellectual disabilities, the rehabilitation and management of affected individuals remains a major factor in the management and treatment of symptoms and for the improvement of daily life.

Developmental Challenges and Societal Issues for Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities is a comprehensive academic resource that examines treatment and rehabilitation options for those who have intellectual disabilities and examines educational, vocational, and psychosocial needs that can improve quality of life for these individuals. Featuring a range of topics such as comorbidities, epidemiology, and stigma, this book is ideal for psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, psychiatric nurses, clinicians, special ed teachers, social workers, hospital administrators, mental health specialists, managers, academicians, rehabilitation centers, researchers, and students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Comorbidities
  • Education
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Healthcare
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Psychosociology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Stigma
  • Treatment

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Rejani Thudalikunnil Gopalan is currently working as a faculty in Clinical Psychology and she is specialized in child and adolescent mental health area. She has more than a decade experience in the area of intellectual disability.