Intellectual Disability: Some International Aspects

Ariel Tenenbaum, MD (Editor)
Director, Center for Children with Chronic Diseases and Down Syndrome Center Jerusalem, Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center Mount Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel

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

Series: Disability Studies
BISAC: MED078000



Volume 10

Issue 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


Digitally watermarked, DRM-free.
Immediate eBook download after purchase.

Product price
Additional options total:
Order total:



Developmental disabilities or neurodevelopmental disabilities (includes intellectual disability) are a diverse group of chronic disorders that begin at anytime during the development process (including conception, birth, and growth) up to 22 years of age and last throughout an individual’s lifetime. Major disabilities include intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, communication disorders, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, and neural tube defects. We provide an introduction and review epidemiology of major disabilities and have also gathered international research from United States, Australia, Ghana, Jordan, Ireland, Italy and India on various aspects of intellectual and developmental disability, which we hope will be of interest to our readers.
(Imprint: Nova Medicine and Health)



Chapter 1. Intellectual, Developmental and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
(Dilip R. Patel, MD, MD, Ariel Tenenbaum, MD, and Joav Merrick, MD, DMSc, Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, US, and others)

Section One: Intellectual Disability

Chapter 2. A Systematic Literature Review on People with Intellectual Disability and Health
(Mahfuz Ashraf, PhD, Parves Sultan, PhD, Rashadul Hasan, Reema Harrison, PhD, and Reece Hinchcliff, PhD, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Crown Institute of Higher Education, North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and others)

Chapter 3. Prevalence Rate of Intellectual Disability among Children in Barwani, India
(Ram Lakhan, DrPH, and Anthony Mawson, DrPH, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health Initiative, Jackson State University, Medical Mall, Jackson, Mississippi, US)

Chapter 4. The Experiences of Caring for Children with Intellectual Disabilities: Perspectives from Selected Special Schools in Ashanti Region of Ghana
(Mprah Wisdom Kwadwo, PhD, Acheampong Enoch and Bediako Joseph, Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies, Department of Community Health, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana)

Chapter 5. The Quality of Life of Normally Achieving and Low-Achieving Participants: Is It Associated with IQ and Metacognition?
(Yasser A. Al-Hilawani, EdD, Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan)

Chapter 6. How Family Carers Support Profoundly Intellectually Disabled Persons in Decision Making: A Literature Review
(Ruth Ryan, PhD, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland)

Chapter 7. Learning, Motor and Mental Health Profiles in Pupils with Borderline Intellectual Functioning and Average Intellectual Functioning
(Marianna Alesi, PhD, and Gaetano Rappo, PhD, Department of di Psychological, Pedagogical and Educational Sciences, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy)

Chapter 8. Effects of Social Skills Training Using Teaching Strategies from Applied Behaviour Analysis on the Social Development of Children with Mild and Moderate Intellectual Disabilities
(Ritu Kalgotra, PhD, and Jaspal S. Warwal, PhD, Department of Education, University of Jammu, Jammu, India)

Chapter 9. People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Reactions to Donald Trump Winning the 2016 United States Presidential Election
(Carli Friedman, PhD, The Council on Quality and Leadership, Towson, Maryland, US)

Chapter 10. Ability of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder to Identify Emotions Using Visual and Musical Stimuli
(Kaitlyn P. Wilson, PhD, and Janet Preis, EdD, Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, and Deaf Studies, Towson University, Towson, Maryland and Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, US)

Chapter 11. Prolonged Survival in Trisomy 13: Implications for Counseling and Care Planning
(Silpa Nadella, MD, Stephanie Ling, DO, Anju Patel, MD, Meveshni Govender, MD and Dilip R. Patel, MD, mDepartment of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan, US)

Section Two: Acknowledgements

Chapter 12. About the Editors

Chapter 13. About the Center for Children with Chronic Diseases and Down Syndrome Center Jerusalem, Israel, Department of Pediatrics, Mt Scopus Campus, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

Chapter 14. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Section Three: Index


You have not viewed any product yet.