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  • SIS-C

    Supports Intensity Scale— Children’s Version (SIS—C) ...

    SIS—C expands upon the original assessment tool. It is designed for children ages 5-16. As with SIS—A, the SIS—C publications include a printed manual and assessment forms. SIS—C aligns with the structure of SIS—A but is specially tailored to assess the support needs of children. The SIS—C assessment tool addresses the support needs of the child in comparison to typically functioning children of the same age.

    The subscales of SIS—C are:

    • Home Living Activities

    • Community & Neighborhood Activities

    • School Participation Activities

    • School Learning Activities

    • Health & Safety Activities

    • Social Activities

    • Advocacy Activities


    International purchases of SIS—A products cannot be made online. International customers interested in purchasing SIS—A products need to contact Ajith Mathew at ajith@aaidd.org. Do not place your order online.

    Year : 2015
    Author : James R. Thompson, Michael L. Wehmeyer, Carolyn Hughes, Karrie A. Shogren, Hyojeong Seo, Todd D. Little, Robert L. Schalock, Rodney E. Realon, Susan R. Copeland, James R. Patton, Edward A. Polloway, Debbie Shelden, Shea Tanis, and Marc J. Tasse


    • The Death Penalty and Intellectual Disability

      This book is the authoritative resource on the application of diagnostic information concerning intellectual disability (ID) in death penalty cases. In a landmark decision in Atkins v. Virginia in 2002, the Supreme Court ruled that executing someone with ID is a violation of the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. In its 2014 decision, Hall v. Florida, the Court ruled that, while states have the right to establish their own rules for handling Atkins cases, they cannot ignore scientific and medical consensus regarding intelligence and the nature and diagnosis of ID. The Court rejected the use of an IQ test score of 70 as a bright-line cutoff for determining ID and ruled that all evidence pertinent to the claim, including adaptive behavior assessments, should be considered.

      This publication provides a comprehensive and cogent resource for the use of the range of professionals involved in the determination process for intellectual disability within the criminal justice system. The following are among the critical topics addressed: foundational considerations, including diagnostic criteria, the definition of ID, the analyses of Atkins cases; assessment considerations; intellectual functioning, including IQ testing and the Flynn effect; adaptive behavior; and related topics, such as cultural and linguistic factors, competence to waive Miranda rights and to stand trial, retrospective diagnosis, malingering, comorbid disorders, educational records, and professional issues.

      You may purchase the e-book version of The Death Penalty and Intellectual Disability by clicking here


      Preface by Edward A. Polloway, Editor

      Foreword by Honorable Kevin F. Foley

      Part I: Foundational Considerations, chapters by

      • Edward A. Polloway, James R. Patton, and J. David Smith
      • Marc J. Tassé
      • Gary N. Siperstein and Melissa A. Collins
      • John H. Blume and Karen Salekin
      Part II: Assessment Considerations

      A. General Topics, chapters by
      • Keith F. Widaman
      • Stephen Greenspan, George W. Woods, and Harvey N. Switzky
      B. Intellectual Functioning, chapters by
      • Kevin S. McGrew
      • Dale G. Wilson
      • Stephen Greenspan and J. Gregory Olley
      C. Adaptive Behavior, chapters by
      • Stephen Greenspan
      • J. Gregory Olley
      • Caroline Everington, Gilbert S. Macvaugh III, Karen L. Salekin, and Timothy J. Derning
      Part III: Related Topics, chapters by
      • Richard Ruth
      • Karen L. Salekin and Caroline Everington
      • Denis W. Keyes and David Freedman
      • George W. Woods, David Freedman, and Timothy J. Derning
      • James R. Patton
      • Karen L. SalekinGilbert S. Macvaugh III, and Timothy J. Derning
      • Gilbert S. Macvaugh III, Mark D. Cunningham, and Marc J. Tassé

      Year : 2015
      Author : Edited by Edward A. Polloway


      • The Death Penalty and Intellectual Disability (E-pub)

        epubThis is an e-book version of The Death Penalty and Intellectual Disability.
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        Year : 2015
        Author : Edited by Edward A. Polloway


        • Trauma-Informed Behavioral Interventions: What Works ...

          In this book, the author describes “what doesn’t work” by outlining the ways in which individuals with intellectual disability may have been damaged by the “behavioral” approach to their day-to-day actions. She demonstrates what has been missed through this approach: Needs have not been met, individuals have been misdiagnosed, and trauma responses have been triggered through the exclusive use of behavioral controls, both positive and negative.

          The author then moves on to describe “what works.” She explores the topics of stabilization, prevention, intervention, and the “mental health plan.” She proposes a model of behavioral intervention that does not require the use of restraints or contingencies; instead it promotes safety and security and addresses the outstanding issues around trauma. Numerous case studies are discussed, but all the names and relevant details have been altered to protect individuals, staff, and agencies.

          The mental health plan template the author puts forward instructs and informs staff about how to support people who have experienced trauma, both on a small scale and on a large one. She provides examples of this approach with case studies and illustrates how the plans should be written to ensure optimal implementation.
          This book gives the professionals and paraprofessionals who have dedicated themselves to this field and to the welfare of individuals with intellectual disability a trauma-informed paradigm within which to support people with intellecual disability psychologically and to establish the critical elements needed for recovery. As the author states in her introduction, “when the individual recovers, behaviors change. When the individual recovers, happiness can begin.”  

          You may purchase the e-book version of Trauma-Informed Behavioral Interventions by clicking here
          Year : 2012
          Author : Karyn Harvey


          • User's Guide to Intellectual Disability: Definition, ...

            By Robert L. Schalock, PhD; Sharon A. Borthwick-Duffy PhD; Valerie J. Bradley, MA; Wil H.E. Buntinx, PhD; David L. Coulter, MD; Ellis M. (Pat) Craig, PhD; Sharon C. Gomez, FAAIDD; Yves Lachapelle, PhD; Ruth Luckasson, JD; Alya Reeve, MD; Karrie A. Shogren, PhD; Martha E. Snell, PhD; Scott Spreat, EdD; Marc J. Tassé, PhD; James R. Thompson, PhD; Miguel A. Verdugo-Alonso, PhD; Michael L. Wehmeyer, PhD; and Mark H. Yeager, PhD

            This practical User's Guide on the 2010 AAIDD Intellectual Disability: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Supports manual informs clinicians, educators, policy makers, and program managers how to implement the various components of the AAIDD definition system in their specific job settings. The authors discuss the contemporary relevance of the supports-based AAIDD definition in the context of issues ranging from special education practices and IDEA mandates, to diagnosing individuals with higher IQ and conducting retroactive diagnoses. Policy makers and program managers will benefit from discussions on how the supports paradigm can improve quality outcomes, and how the current system incorporates the consensus in the field to utilize a supportsbased approach.

            You may purchase the e-book version of the User's Guide by clicking here

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            Intellectual Disability: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Supports (11th Edition) 
            This manual contains the most current and authoritative information and knowledge on intellectual disability, including best practice guidelines on diagnosing and classifying intellectual disability and developing a system of supports for people living with intellectual disability.

            Year : 2012
            Author :


            • User's Guide to Intellectual Disability: Definition, ...

              epubThis is an e-book version of the Intellectual Disability User's Guide.
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              Year : 2012
              Author : AAIDD


              • Way Leads on to Way: Paths to Employment for People w...

                Over the course of the past several decades, the disability field has made steady progress in moving toward systems of supports for people with intellectual disability and increased self-determination in life choices. However, meaningful, competitive employment in the community on a large scale is a goal that is yet to be realized. This book looks at the current status of our efforts to achieve this goal by examining the following areas: emerging best practices in employment, the return-to-work process for disability beneficiaries, transition planning, vocational assessment and preparation, supports in competitive employment, postsecondary education, service learning, and planning and supporting employment. 


                Foreword by William E. Kiernan

                Part I: Context, chapters by
                • Valerie J. Bradley, Julie Bershadsky, Stephanie Giordano, Dorothy Hiersteiner, Rie Kennedy-Lizotte, and John Butterworth
                • Raymond A. Cebula, III and Thomas P. Golden
                Part 2: Transition Planning, chapters by
                • Judith Gross and Grace Francis
                • Dwannal W. McGahee and Margaret E. King-Sears
                Part 3: Vocational Assessment and Preparation, chapters by
                • Daniel C. Marston
                • Daniel J. Baker and Bret Vaks
                Part 4: Competitive Employment , chapters by
                • David Hagner, Bryan Dague, and Kimberly Phillips
                • Christy L. Nittrouer, Julie L. Pickens, and Karrie A. Shogren
                Part 5: Postsecondary Education, chapters by
                • Trevei B. Freeze, Rick Freeze, and Zana Marie Lutfiyya
                • Kelly R. Kelley and Cassie M. Coco
                Part 6: Service, chapters by
                • Pamela J. Gent and Stacy K. Dymond
                • Jaimie Ciulla Timmons, Sheila Lynch Fesko, and Agnieszka Zalewska
                Part 7: Supporting Employment, chapters by
                • Katharine G. Shepherd, Colby T. Kervick, and George Salembier
                • John Butterworth, Derek Nord, and Alberto Migliore

                You may purchase the e-book version of Way Leads on to Way by clicking here.

                Year : 2015
                Author : AAIDD


                • Way Leads on to Way: Paths to Employment for People w...

                  epubThis is an e-book version of Way Leads on to Way: Paths to Employment for People with Intellectual Disabilities.
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                  Year : 2015
                  Author : AAIDD