Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Diagnosing, Treating, and Managing Intellectual Disabilities
Rejani Thudalikunnil Gopalan (Institute of Behavioral Science, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, India)
Proposals Submission Deadline: December 30, 2014
Full Chapters Due: April 30, 2015
For release in the Advances in Psychology, Mental Health, and Behavioral Studies (APMHBS) Book Series.
The Advances in Psychology, Mental Health, and Behavioral Studies (APMHBS) book series presents comprehensive research publications focusing on topics relating to the human psyche, cognition, psychiatric care, mental and developmental disorders, as well as human behavior and interaction. Featuring diverse and innovative research, publications within APMHBS are ideally designed for use by mental health professionals, academicians, researchers, and upper-level students.
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Intellectual disability (ID) is a disability characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and inadaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practical skills. This disability originates before the age of 18. Though the causative factors are various, there is no curative treatment found yet. Millions of people are affected by these conditions which burden family as well. The comorbidities and management of ID differs at various life stages, and their marriage and parenting skills are major concerns. It is also noticed that their family members are at high risk for psychiatric disorders. So understanding these aspects in depth would help in improving management techniques and rehabilitation of people with intellectual disabilities, and hence there exists a need for an edited collection of articles in this area.
This Handbook will aim to provide the latest empirical research findings in the area of Intellectual disability focusing on epidemiology, assessment, causes, and comorbidities, intellectual disabilities at various stages (childhood, adolescence, and adulthood),educational and vocational issues, sexuality, marriage and parenting issues, forensic issues, stigma, and mental health problems among family members. It will also provide a fresh approach and comprehensive knowledge on ID and its various aspects.
The target audience of this Handbook will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the mental health area such as clinicians (especially Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Pediatricians), academicians, special educators, social workers, Psychiatric nurses, rehabilitation centres, and students in the area of mental health. It will be useful for Universities, hospitals, and the public. Moreover, this handbook will provide a deep knowledge on ID and its various issues from a developmental approach and it is valuable as it deals with their sexual issues, marriage, parenting skills and issues faced by the family members. It will further enrich our current knowledge of intellectual disabilities.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Prevalence rate in underdeveloped countries, developing countries and developed countries
• Issues and challenges in determining prevalence of ID
• Cross cultural assessment issues and challenges
• Genetic reasons of ID
• Medical conditions and development of ID
• Pre-peri and post natal conditions and development of ID
• Psychosocial reasons for ID
• Environmental factors for ID
• Recent developments in the understanding of causes of ID
• Psychiatric disorders and ID
• Medical conditions and comorbid ID
• Genetic diseases and comorbid ID
• Recent understanding of comorbidities in ID
ID in childhood, adolescence and adulthood
• Issues and recent trends in the assessment and management of ID in childhood
• Issues and recent trends in the assessment and management of ID in adolescents
• Issues and recent trends in the assessment and management of ID in adulthood
Sexuality, marriage and parenting issues
• Cross cultural beliefs and issues on marriage of people with ID
• Sexual issues, sexual abuses and ID
• Parenting skills, issues and ID
Educational needs and ID
• Regular vs special classroom teaching
• Recent advances in educational needs
• Recent trends and issues in vocational rehabilitation of people with ID
Crime and legal issues among intellectually disabled individuals
• Crime and related activities among individuals with ID
• Trial and conviction of individual with ID
• legal issues related to financial matters and will and its recent trends
Stigma, mental health issues and coping
• Stigma and ID in various cultures
Psychosocial interventions and its challenges
• Psychosocial interventions, issues and recent trends
• Mental health issues among family members and their coping
• Types of problems faced by their parents, siblings, wife and children
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 30, 2014, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by February 28, 2015 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 30, 2015. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Handbook of Research on Diagnosing, Treating, and Managing Intellectual Disabilities. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2016.
December 30, 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline
February 28, 2015: Notification of Acceptance
April 30, 2015: Full Chapter Submission
June 30, 2015: Review Results Returned
August 15, 2015: Final Acceptance Notification
August 30, 2015: Final Chapter Submission
Rejani Thudalikunnil Gopalan