Physical Health of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  • Vee P. Prasher
  • Matthew P. Janicki

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Part

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vee P. Prasher, Matthew P. Janicki
      Pages 3-7
    3. Philip McCallion, Lisa A. Ferretti, Helen Beange, Mary McCarron
      Pages 9-26
    4. Éilish Burke, Márie O’Dwyer, Eimear McGlinchey, Sinéad Foran, Caoimhin MacGiolla Phadraig, Rachael Carroll et al.
      Pages 27-52
    5. Gerard J. Kerins, Ilana Stol
      Pages 53-67
  3. Part

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Andre Strydom, Alexander Curmi, Andrew McQuillin
      Pages 71-86
    3. Margaret A. Turk, Robert J. Fortuna
      Pages 87-120
    4. Brian Chicoine, George Capone
      Pages 121-140
    5. Susan C. Danberg
      Pages 141-168
    6. Sarah Bent, Siobhan Brennan, Lynzee McShea
      Pages 169-185
    7. Rohit Shankar, Lance Watkins, Stephen Brown
      Pages 187-202
    8. Aidan McElduff, Neha Bansal
      Pages 203-224
  4. Part

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Evan Spivack, Mark D. Robinson, Tomas J. Ballesteros
      Pages 227-248
    3. Dawna Torres Mughal
      Pages 249-292
    4. Sunil J. Wimalawansa
      Pages 293-304
    5. Meindert Haveman
      Pages 305-333
    6. Michelle Cornacchia, Priya Chandan
      Pages 335-344
    7. Jaclyn K. Schwartz, Carmen E. Capó-Lugo, Patricia C. Heyn
      Pages 345-358
    8. Beth Marks, Jasmina Sisirak, Tamar Heller
      Pages 359-379
    9. Harriet Slater, Helen Baxter, Mike Kerr
      Pages 381-396
    10. Vee P. Prasher, Matthew P. Janicki, Seth M. Keller
      Pages 397-409
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 411-420

About this book


This fully revised and expanded second edition brings together findings from research and clinical practice, with comprehensive coverage of the important aspects of physical health in persons with intellectual disability. Professionals involved in the medical and social care and support of persons with intellectual disability should have a broad understanding of the essential range of issues, and therefore this book provides a truly multi-disciplinary perspective, complete with many tables, figures, and illustrations to underline the key points.

The reader is updated on ongoing developments in the general population, which will become increasingly more relevant to adults with intellectual disability. This book also acknowledges that the impact on the person and on their carers always needs to be taken into account, with treatment programs established with a multi-faceted team approach in mind.

This book is aimed at an international audience of physicians and other allied health personnel concerned about the health and welfare of adults with intellectual disability. It should also be of interest to researchers, administrators, and senior program personnel engaged in this field.


Intellectual disability Visual impairment Physical health Epilepsy Hearing impairment Cerebral palsy

Editors and affiliations

  • Vee P. Prasher
    • 1
  • Matthew P. Janicki
    • 2
  1. 1.The GreenfieldsBirminghamUK
  2. 2.University of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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