Handbook of Research on Diagnosing, Treating, and Managing Intellectual Disabilities

Handbook of Research on Diagnosing, Treating, and Managing Intellectual Disabilities

Rejani Thudalikunnil Gopalan (Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, India)
Release Date: April, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 496
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0089-6
ISBN13: 9781522500896|ISBN10: 1522500898|EISBN13: 9781522500902
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Intellectual disabilities can be difficult to detect in children prior to their school-age years. Throughout their lives, individuals with intellectual disabilities may require specialized care and support in order to lead healthy and fulfilled lives.

The Handbook of Research on Diagnosing, Treating, and Managing Intellectual Disabilities is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on the effects of disabilities in intellectual functioning, examining the causes, treatment, and rehabilitation of such limitations in adaptive behavior. Highlighting empirical findings on the management of these disabilities throughout various stages of life, this publication is ideally designed for clinicians, researchers, special educators, social workers, and students actively involved in the mental health profession.

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

  • Crime and Legal Issues
  • Educational Needs
  • Environmental Factors
  • Genetic Causes
  • Parenting Skills
  • Sexual Considerations
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
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This volume contains 20 chapters on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of intellectual disabilities. Contributors working in psychology, psychiatry, and other fields in India, Malaysia, Australia, and Europe address the history and background of intellectual disability, developmental vulnerability and mental health problems, bullying, mental health issues among family members with children with mental disability, stress and adjustment in the family, and more.

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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.
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