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Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Offers a comprehensive reference for all who study or provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Topics include public policy and developmental disabilities, current issues in health, and early intervention. Softcover, hardcover profiled 2007-40. DNLM: Developmental Disabilities--therapy.
Samuel L. Odom, PhD, is Director of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and Professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His current work focuses on the efficacy of preschool readiness programs for at-risk children, treatment efficacy of early intervention for young children with autism, and professional development related to autism spectrum disorder.
Robert H. Horner, PhD, is Alumni-Knight Professor of Special Education and interim Associate Dean for Research in the College of Education at the University of Oregon. His research interests focus on positive behavior support, applied behavior analysis, stimulus control, instructional technology, severe disabilities, and sustainable systems change.
Martha E. Snell, PhD, is Professor in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, where she is also coordinator of the Special Education Program. Her current research addresses positive behavior support and beginning communication.
Jan Blacher, PhD, is Professor of Education and Faculty Chair of the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Riverside. Her research addresses intellectual disability/mental retardation and other developmental disabilities, family issues, and special education programming.
Table of Contents
The Construct of Developmental Disabilities
Public Policy and Developmental Disabilities: A 35-Year Retrospective and a 5-Year Prospective Based on the Core Concepts of Disability Policy
Disability Research Methodology: Current Issues and Future Challenges
Race, Culture, and Developmental Disabilities
Current Issues In Health, Neuroscience, And Genetics
Advances in Genetics
Neuroscience of Developmental Disabilities
Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with Developmental Disabilities
Trends and Issues in Interventions for Preschoolers with Developmental Disabilities
Early Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Communication Intervention for Young Children with Disabilities: Naturalistic Approaches to Promoting Development
School-Age Education And Intervention
Advances in Instruction
Academic Skills: Reading and Mathematics
Social Interaction Interventions: Promoting Socially Supportive Environments and Teaching New Skills
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Physical Activity and Youth with Developmental Disabilities
Postschool And Adult Issues
Transition and Quality of Life
Living with Support in the Community: Factors Associated with Quality-of-Life Outcome
Adult Social Relationships
Positive Behavior Support and Developmental Disabilities: A Summary and Analysis of Research
Mental Health Supports in Developmental Disabilities
Psychotherapeutic Medications and Positive Behavior Support
Families in Context: Influences on Coping and Adaptation
Family Impact in Adulthood
Families as Partners in Educational Decision Making: Current Implementation and Future Directions
International Perspectives And Future Directions
Reflections on the Future of Research in Developmental Disabilities
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