Handbook of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  • John W. Jacobson
  • James A. Mulick
  • Johannes Rojahn

Part of the Issues on Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Foundation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XX
    2. Suzanne McDermott, Maureen S. Durkin, Nicole Schupf, Zena A. Stein
      Pages 3-40
    3. Christopher Gillberg
      Pages 41-59
    4. Sarah Winter
      Pages 61-80
    5. Shoumitro Deb
      Pages 81-96
    6. Dennis C. Russo, Erin Dunn, Gary Pace, Robin S. Codding
      Pages 97-114
    7. Robert M. Hodapp, Elisabeth M. Dykens
      Pages 115-131
    8. Gary N. Siperstein, Jennifer Norins, Amanda Mohler
      Pages 133-154
  3. Disability Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XX
    2. John W. Jacobson
      Pages 157-172
    3. James M. Kauffman, Timothy J. Landrum
      Pages 173-188
    4. James P. Acquilano, Philip W. Davidson, Matthew P. Janicki
      Pages 189-207
    5. Richard R. Saunders
      Pages 209-226
    6. Joseph N. Ricciardi, James K. Luiselli
      Pages 227-243
    7. Richard J. Landau
      Pages 245-258
  4. Assessment and Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XX
    2. John G. Borkowski, Shannon S. Carothers, Kimberly Howard, Julie Schatz, Jaelyn R. Farris
      Pages 261-277
    3. Sharon A. Borthwick-Duffy
      Pages 279-293
    4. Peter Sturmey
      Pages 295-315
    5. Sandra L. Harris, Beth A. Glasberg
      Pages 317-332
    6. Caroline I. Magyar, Vincent Pandolfi, Christine R. Peterson
      Pages 333-351
    7. Frances Page Glascoe
      Pages 353-371
    8. Marc Goldman
      Pages 373-389
    9. Laraine Masters Glidden, Sarah A. Schoolcraft
      Pages 391-422
  5. Prevention and Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XX
    2. Sigan L. Hartley, Sarah Voss Horrell, William E. Maclean
      Pages 425-443
    3. Sharon Landesman Ramey, Craig T. Ramey, Robin Gaines Lanzi
      Pages 445-463
    4. Joanne Gerenser, Bonnie Forman, Thursday’S Child
      Pages 563-579
    5. Denis G. Sukhodolsky, Eric M. Butter
      Pages 601-618
    6. Janis G. Chadsey
      Pages 619-634
    7. Christine Maguth Nezu, Arthur M. Nezu, Tamara L. Klein, Mary Clair
      Pages 635-655
    8. Michael G. Aman, Yaser Ramadan
      Pages 657-671
  6. Ethical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XX
    2. Robert L. Sprague
      Pages 675-690
    3. Linda J. Hayes, Jonathan Tarbox
      Pages 691-717
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 719-726

About this book


Changes within the interdisciplinary field of intellectual and developmental disabilities are evolving at a rapid pace. Clinicians, academics, administrators, and a variety of mental health providers alike need easy-to-access, reliable information that enables them to stay abreast of the numerous advances in research, assessment, treatment, and service delivery within a real-world sociopolitical framework. To that end, the Handbook of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is an essential resource for any professional who works with this vulnerable population.

This volume examines in detail the numerous advances in the field, summarizing major domains and emerging subspecialties into one eminently useful reference. Its contributors comprise a panel of the leading scientist-clinicians, who offer much-needed insight and guidance into ongoing improvements in theory and practice as well as intervention and prevention. For example, the handbook:

  • Opens with chapters that offer a comprehensive review of current definitions, classifications, etiology, and findings on the most prevalent conditions, including cerebral palsy, pediatric brain injury, genetic syndromes, and autism spectrum disorder.
  • Provides a survey of psychological and educational service delivery systems available to people with intellectual disabilities – for example, several chapters focus on explaining how agencies work, the politics of service delivery, residential versus day treatment, and program evaluation.
  • Offers a wide range of assessment and diagnostic tools and tactics, including cognitive and adaptive behavior assessments, assessing for psychopathology, developmental screening, family assessment, and forensic applications.
  • Reviews the latest evidence-based prevention and intervention strategies, from social skills training to self-harm reduction to pharmacotherapy.
  • Concludes with insightful chapters on the ethical issues social acceptance and advocacy.

The Handbook of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities makes clear the far-reaching impact these disorders have on individuals, their families, and society in general. For clinicians, researchers, and advanced-level graduate students, this volume is a must-have resource and reference.


Adaptive Behavior Advocacy Assessment Autism spectrum disorder Cerebral palsy Developmental disabilities Genetic disorders Learning disabilities Litigation Mental disabilities Mental health services Mental retardation autism behavior

Editors and affiliations

  • John W. Jacobson
    • 1
  • James A. Mulick
    • 2
  • Johannes Rojahn
    • 3
  1. 1.NYS Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental DisabilitiesAlbany
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics and PsychologyThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

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