Foundations of Intellectual Disability

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The aim of this chapter is to provide a foundation and context for the other chapters in this book. It will first explore definitions of intellectual disability, and then move to examine how intellectual disability has been understood historically in diverse ways, and how it continues to be understood differently across cultures. Patterns of service provision, care, and support will then be discussed before drawing conclusions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntellectual Disabilities: Health and Social Care Across the Lifespan
EditorsFintan Sheerin, Carmel Doyle
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-27496-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-27495-4
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2023


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