Intellectual Disability

An Inability to Cope with an Intellectually Demanding World

  • Simon Whitaker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 170-191

About this book


The current construct of intellectual disability is based on the assumption that both IQ and adaptive behaviour can be measured accurately. Intellectual Disability explains how and why this is not fit for purpose and that it is actually neither necessary nor reasonable to have a single construct of intellectual disability.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Simon Whitaker
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of HuddersfieldUK
  2. 2.South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation TrustUK

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