Intellectual Disabilities at Your Fingertips
A Health Care Resource
“Dr. Tyler’s guidance will profoundly impact the quality of care that you are able to deliver to these unique patients.”
Cleveland Clinic’s Dr. Carl Tyler brings you a pocket reference that offers reliable, up-to-date information on:
- General issues, such as disability classification, communication challenges, functional analysis, regulations and informed consent
- Common diagnostics
- Essentials of health promotion and disease prevention
- Common clinical syndromes
- Aging issues
- Syndrome-specific health care
- Neuro-behavioral medicine
- Common pharmacotherapies.
Whether a person’s disability is mild or significant, the fact remains: better data plus better communication equals better patient outcomes. Dr. Tyler’s work bridges the gap to ensure optimal health planning, doctor visits, hospital stays, treatment regimens, medication routines, and more.
Partner with the person who has IDD to accurately identify areas of concern, manage pain and discomfort, and track significant changes.
In addition to an index and resource section, Intellectual Disabilities at Your Fingertips features the following tables.
- Table 1. The 8 Principles of Health Care in Adults with IDD
- Table 2. Various Levels of Intellectual Disabilities
- Table 3. Common Health Issues Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Table 4. Periodic Health Examination Considerations for Persons with Cerebral Palsy
- Table 5. Common Health Issues in Adults with Down Syndrome
- Table 6. The Fragile X Checklist
- Table 7. Common Health Care Issues in Adults with Fragile X
- Table 8. Common Physical Conditions Associated with Self-Injurious Behavior
- Table 9. Medications Used in Management of Self-Injurious Behavior
- Table 10. Modified Ashworth Scale
- Table 11. Oral Medications Used to Treat Spasticity
- Table 12. Commonly Used Drugs with Anticholinergic Properties
- Table 13. Metabolism of Antiepileptic Drugs
- Table 14. Selected Adverse Effects of Specific Antiepileptic Drugs
- Table 15. Common Side Effects of Antipsychotic Medications
- Table 16. Types of Neuroleptic-Induced Movement Disorder
- Table 17. Non-Neuroleptic Drugs Associated with Movement Disorder.
This book helps physicians, psychiatrists, health care staff, case workers, QDDPs (QMRPs) and others who provide support to persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities to increase a person’s quality of life.