The More You Know the Less You Know, But That's OK: Developments in the Developmental Approach to Intellectual Disability

Jacob A. Burack, Natalie Russo, Heidi Flores, Grace Iarocci, Edward Zigler

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Abstract

The adage "the more you know, the less you know" may best describe the contributions of the developmental approach to the study of persons with intellectual disability. Based on this premise, we trace the development of the approach from its origins in the 19th century, and highlight both the advances and difficulties of an increasingly precise science that involves differentiating among etiological groups and fine-tuned developmental concepts. We also provide an overview of the five sections of the volume.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Development
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199940448
ISBN (Print)9780195305012
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 18 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cognition
  • Defect approach
  • Developmental approach
  • Intellectual development
  • Intellectual disability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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