Intellectual Disability: Some Current Issues

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Donald E. Greydanus, MD (Editor)
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, USA

Dilip R. Patel, MD (Editor)
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Series: Disability Studies
BISAC: MED078000

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Intellectual disability is characterized by deficits in cognitive and adaptive abilities that initially manifest before 18 years of age. The prevalence of intellectual disability is estimated to be between 1 and 3 out of every 100 individuals in the general population. Most individuals have mild intellectual disability and the cause is generally not identified. A small percentage of individuals have severe deficits and will need lifetime supports.

The diagnosis of intellectual disability requires formal psychometric testing to assess the intelligence quotient and adaptive functioning. The management of individuals who have intellectual disability is based on providing general medical care, treatment of specific behavioral symptoms, early intervention, special education, and variable degrees of community based supports. In this book we present some current issues in intellectual and developmental disability. (Imprint: Nova)

Introduction

Chapter 1 - Intellectual and developmental disability (pp. 3-14)
Dilip R Patel, Donald E Greydanus and Joav Merrick (Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States and others)

Section one: Current issues

Chapter 2 - Developmental disabilities: Abuse and neglect (pp. 17-44)
Vincent J Palusci, Ellen Datner and Christine Wilkins (Frances L. Loeb Child Protection and Development Center, Bellevue Hospital, New York, and New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, United States)

Chapter 3 - Disability and women‘s health (pp. 45-70)
Stephanie J Stockburger and Hatim A Omar (Division of Adolescent Medicine, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky, United States)

Chapter 4 - Intellectual and developmental disabilities: Dementia (pp. 71-98)
Norberto Alvarez (Department of Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, and Wrentham Development Center, Wrentham, Massachusetts, United States)

Chapter 5 - Intellectual and developmental disabilities: Dermatology issues (pp. 99-120)
Arthur N Feinberg (Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States)

Chapter 6 - Foot care and intellectual disability (pp. 121-148)
Angela Evans, Hylton Menz, Jared Bourke, Nikolaos Nikopoulos, Jill Ferrari, Meredith Wilkinson, Stewart Morrison, Joshua Burns, Shannon Munteanu, Valerie Dobie and Tom Walsh (La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand, and others)

Chapter 7 - Intellectual disability and epilepsy (pp. 149-176)
Norberto Alvarez (Department of Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, and Wrentham Development Center, Wrentham, Massachusetts, United States)

Chapter 8 - Sleep disorders in children and adolescents with intellectual disability (pp. 176-200)
Donald E Greydanus (Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States)

Chapter 9 - Transition to adulthood and the decision making process (pp. 201-214)
Tina Sarkar (Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD), School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States)

Chapter 10 - Immunizations: Protection against disease (pp. 215-252)
Donald E Greydanus (Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States)

Section two: Acknowledgments

Chapter 11 - About the editors

Chapter 12 - About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel

Chapter 13 - About the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine (WMED), Kalamazoo, Michigan USA

Chapter 14 - About the book series ―Disability studies

Section three: Index

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