eBook Developmental Challenges and Societal Issues for Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities, 1st Edition

  • Rejani Thudalikunnil Gopalan
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  • ISBN-10: 1799812243
  • ISBN-13: 9781799812241
  • DDC: 362.3085
  • 416 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020
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Intellectual disability is a generalized disorder appearing before adulthood characterized by significantly impaired cognitive functioning and deficits in two or more adaptive behaviors. With 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. This comprehensive academic resource examines treatment and rehabilitation options for those who have intellectual disabilities and discusses educational, vocational, and psychosocial needs that can improve their quality of life. Featuring a range of topics such as comorbidities, epidemiology, and stigma, it 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.