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The SAGE Handbook of Developmental Disorders

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© 2011 | 592 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Over the last four decades, breakthroughs in genetic knowledge, together with the emergence of disciplines devoted to the scientific study of developmental disorders have resulted in much greater awareness of the many different behavioural and genetic phenotypes involved. It is now evident that not only do different disorders have different causes and different manifestations, but different neurological and biochemical bases, different responses to intervention, and different life courses.

Reflecting the enormous changes that have taken place in our knowledge and understanding of developmental disorders, this groundbreaking international volume brings this vast and complex field together for the first time. The Editors have collected together the world's leading academic scholars and clinicians, to explore how current research across a range of different disciplines can inform clinical practice and help to improve the lives of individuals and their families.

 
PART ONE: OVERVIEW
Patricia Howlin, Tony Charman and Mohammad Ghaziuddin
Introduction
 
PART TWO: DISORDERS WITH A KNOWN GENETIC CAUSE
Deborah J. Fidler and Lisa Daunhauer
Down Syndrome: General Overview
Janet Carr
Down Syndrome: Lifetime Course and Strategies for Intervention
R.J. Hagerman et al
Fragile X Syndrome: Medical and Genetic Aspects
Andrea Schneider and David Hessl
Fragile X Syndrome: Life Course and Strategies for Intervention
Daniela Plesa Skwerer and Helen Tager-Flusburg
Williams Syndrome: Overview and Recent Advances in Research
Joyce Whittington and Anthony Holland
Prader-Willi Syndrome
Bernard Dan and Karine Pelc
Angelman Syndrome
Alison Kerr and Hayley Archer
Rett Disorder
Jenny Sloneem and Orlee Udwin
Smith-Magenis Syndrome
Petrus J de Vries
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
Frederick Sundram and Kieran C Murphy
Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome/ 22q11 Deletion Syndrome
Chris Oliver et al
Cornelia de Lange, Cri du Chat and Rubistein Taybi Syndromes
 
PART THREE: DISORDERS WITH COMPLEX OR AS YET UNKNOWN CAUSES
Timothy E Wilens and Thomas J Spencer
Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder
Catherine Lord, So Hyun Kim and Adriana DiMartino
Autism Spectrum Disorders: General Overview
Patricia Howlin and Tony Charman
Autism Spectrum, Disorders: Interventions and Outcomes
Courtenay Frazier Norbury
Developmental Language Disorders: Overview
Rhea Paul and Kimberly Gilbert
Developmental Language Disorders: Lifetime Course and Strategies for Intervention
Cory Shulman et al
Intellectual Disability: Concepts, Definitions and Assessment
Jane McCarthy and Nick Bouras
Intellectual Disability: Lifetime Course and Strategies for Intervention
Fred R Volkmar
The Disintegrative Disorders
Ian Miller and Roberto Tuchman
Epileptic Disorders
Mary M Robertson and Andrea E Cavanna
Tourette Syndrome
 
PART FOUR: ENVIRONMENTALLY INDUCED DISORDERS
Anna Mandalis, Frank Muscara, and Vicki Anderson
Acquired Brain Injury during Childhood
Kieran D O'Malley
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Dieter Wolke
Preterm and Low Birth Weight Babies
Michael Rutter and Camilla Azis-Clauson
Extreme Deprivation

"Highly Recommended"

R. Ludy
Buena Vista University
Choice

This is a comprehensive and much needed contribution to the field of education. An ever increasing number of learners identified with a broad range of developmental disorders are integrated into mainstream education. Whilst this suggests significant progress in the educational system of the UK, it also leaves many educators with huge gaps in knowledge and understanding. The text draws upon a wide range of disciplines and carefully considers the language and potential interventions that may support engagement in learning environments. Causation, behavioural observations and specific contexts are presented clearly. There is, as expected, a vast array of complex terminology; however, it is clear that efforts have been made to delineate the contextual vocabulary to make this text accessible to a wide audience. This is particularly helpful when authors have provided categorical characteristics of the particular disorder in terms of language, cognition, psychological characteristics and others. Each chapter includes a clear conclusion that can support readers to reflect on what is understood versus what requires further reading and learning.

Ms Lorraine Loveland-Armour
Department of Education, Newman University
February 14, 2017

good coverage of required areas for module

Ms Eleanor Rutherford
Psychology , UHI Millennium Institute
April 20, 2016

I recommended this book to students on our MA programme in Special Educational Needs and BA (Hons) Childhood Studies degree. It is a very accessible, well informed handbook which provides sufficient detail and also links to further reading. I find myself dipping into it often as it is very well organised and clear.

Paula Clarke
School of Education, Leeds University
August 11, 2015

"The Sage Handbook of Developmental Disorders" both broadens and elaborates on the knowledge that professionals working with persons with developmental and intellectual disorders require.
Each chapter covers the much needed insight and guidance into ongoing improvements in theory and practice as well as prevention and intervention.

Miss Frances Jackson
Public Services, Peterborough Regional College
June 5, 2014

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