Pediatric Intellectual Disabilities at School

Translating Research into Practice

  • Steven R. Shaw
  • Anna M. Jankowska

Part of the Pediatric School Psychology book series (PSP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Steven R. Shaw, Anna M. Jankowska
    Pages 1-21
  3. Steven R. Shaw, Anna M. Jankowska
    Pages 23-49
  4. Steven R. Shaw, Anna M. Jankowska
    Pages 51-78
  5. Steven R. Shaw, Anna M. Jankowska
    Pages 79-113
  6. Steven R. Shaw, Anna M. Jankowska
    Pages 137-161
  7. Steven R. Shaw, Anna M. Jankowska
    Pages 163-190
  8. Steven R. Shaw, Anna M. Jankowska
    Pages 191-218
  9. Steven R. Shaw, Anna M. Jankowska
    Pages 219-234
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 235-241

About this book


This book synthesizes the most current evidence-based research and practices on prevention, assessment, intervention, and treatment of pediatric intellectual developmental disabilities. It provides a broad empirical framework for innovative practices and discusses their possible impact on children’s future development, ability to learn, social skills, and quality of life. The book highlights important findings in cognitive and behavioral development for children with such disorders as 22q13 Deletion syndrome (i.e., Phelan McDermid syndrome), Prader-Willi syndrome, Williams syndrome, and sex chromosome disorders (e.g., Klinefelter syndrome) – children often considered untestable, unteachable, and unknowable. In addition, the book includes case studies that emphasize a team approach with physicians, families, school psychologists, and teachers for providing quality research-based psychological, educational, and mental health services.

Topics featured in this book include:

  • Up-to-date findings on the causes and symptoms of intellectual disability disorders.
  • Common medical treatments for children with intellectual disabilities.
  • Therapeutic interventions for children with intellectual disabilities.
  • Psychoeducational assessment practices for children requiring special education assistance.
  • Future directions to support people with intellectual disabilities.

Pediatric Intellectual Disabilities at School is a must-have resource for researchers, graduate students, and other professionals in child and school psychology, psychiatry, social work, special and general education, public health, and counseling.


Autism and developmental disorders Autism spectrum disorder at school Behavior management at school Developmental disabilities at school Diagnostic assessment of intellectual disabilities Educational interventions for intellectual disabilities Evidence-based interventions Genetics of intellectual disabilities Health care delivery at school Intellectual disabilities at school Mental retardation at school Psychiatry and intellectual disabilities Psychotropic medications for intellectual disabilities Rehabilitation and intellectual disabilities Special education and intellectual disabilities Systemic supports for children with intellectual disabilities Therapy for intellectual disabilities Treatment of intellectual disabilities at school

Authors and affiliations

  • Steven R. Shaw
    • 1
  • Anna M. Jankowska
    • 2
  1. 1.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.University of GdańskGdańskPoland

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