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Begab, Michael J.

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Works: 26 works in 112 publications in 1 language and 2,705 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Classification  Terminology  Abstracts  Handbooks and manuals  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Michael J Begab
The Mentally retarded and society : a social science perspective by Michael J Begab( Book )

20 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Proceedings of the conference, "The Mentally Retarded and Society: a Social Science Perspective", held in Niles, Michigan, April 18-20, 1974"
The Milwaukee project : preventing mental retardation in children at risk by Howard L Garber( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines effectiveness of preschool and family intervention in prevention of cultural-familial retardation. It attempts to resolve part of the complex of influences on early intellectual development in those born into seriously disadvantaged environments that could account for the increased risk for certain children to be identified as mentally retarded. Development of 17 subjects from infancy through age 15 is charted in terms of intellectual and related measurements, alongside 18 controls. Chapters include "Introduction to the Problem"; "The Course of Early Intellectual Development"; "Design and Method"; "Assessment of Intellectual Development"; "Learning and Performance"; "Assessment of Language Development"; "Mother-Child Interaction"; "Follow-up Assessment of Development"; "Analysis of the Children's Performance in School"; "Family Risk and Child's Intellectual Development"; "The Children and Their Families"; and an epilogue discussing the role of maternal mediation and methodological factors. (PB)
Classification in mental retardation( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychosocial influences in retarded performance( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living environments and mental retardation( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environments and behavior : the adaptation of mentally retarded persons( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mentally retarded child : a guide to services of social agencies by Michael J Begab( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effect of differences in curricula and experiences on social work student attitudes and knowledge about mental retardation by Michael J Begab( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To determine the effects of educational experiences on the knowledge of and attitudes toward mental retardation, 279 newly admitted graduate students and 288 graduating students in seven schools of social work completed a personal data sheet, semantic differential rating scales, a knowledge inventory, and a client preference rank order scale. Subjects having little experience with the retarded rated them less favorably on all 21 semantic scales (p.01) while subjects with retarded siblings or relatives tended to be more favorable and knowledgeable. Students had a general image of the retarded based on characteristics of the severely and moderately handicapped; the retarded ranked sixth in preference among 10 client groups. Client preference changes occurred more often in high exposure schools but rank ordering of client groups remained basically unchanged. Students in field instruction placements serving the retarded were superior in knowledge (p=.05) and showed greater attitude changes and greater extremes in client preference (predominantly in a positive direction). Conclusions were that the introduction of content on mental retardation in social work curriculum does not materially affect knowledge and attitudes. (RJ)
Psychosocial influences in retarded performance( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planning for retarded children by Michael J Begab( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mentally retarded child a guide to services of social agencies by Michael J Begab( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1980 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential information is presented to social workers so that they may provide better services to mentally retarded children and their families. Included are (1) a look at the past, current definition, and discussion of causation, (2) factors in development, growth and behavioral characteristics for three levels of retardation, and (3) several family related problems and factors in family adjustment. Casework and social group work with parents and with children are also discussed. The following topics about planning are treated--home care, institutional care, foster home care, small group homes, adoption, supplementing parental care with day care or homemaker services, other services, and community planning. A 65-item reference list is included. This document was published by the superintendent of documents, U.S. government printing office, washington, D.C. 20402, and is available for $0.45. (df)
Psychosocial influences in retarded performance( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mentally retarded child; a guide to services of social agencies by Michael J Begab( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of child welfare in mental retardation by United States( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quality of life : perspectives and issues by Robert L Schalock( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book deals with the concept of quality of life for persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Part I, "Quality of Life: Personal Perspectives," contains "a Dream for Myself" (Connie Martinez); "Reflections on My Quality of Life: Then and Now" (Nancy Ward); "Quality of Life versus Quality of Life Judgments: a Parent's Perspective" (Diane Crutcher); "My Sister Angie: a Sibling's Perspective" (Jeff Jacoby); "Quality of Life and the Individual's Perspective" (Steven Taylor and Robert Bogdan); and "Thinking about and Discussing Quality of Life" (David Goode). Part ii deals with service delivery issues and contains: "Home Is the Place: Quality of Life for Young Children with Developmental Disabilities" (David Coulter); "Quality of Life from Childhood to Adulthood" (Jack Stark and Tammi Goldsbury); "Persons in Transition" (Orv Karan and others); "Quality of Life: Issues in Community Integration" (Kenneth Keith); "Quality of Work Life" (William Kiernan and Kari Knutson); "Growing Old with Dignity: On Quality of Life for Older Persons with a Lifelong Disability" (Matthew Janicki); and "Quality of Life and Lifestyle Outcomes: a Challenge for Residential Programs" (G. Thomas Bellamy and others). Part iii contains four papers that discuss assessment and measurement issues, including: "Attempts to Conceptualize and Measure Quality of Life" (Robert Schalock); "Quality of Life from a Longitudinal Research Perspective" (Robert Edgerton); "Methodological Issues in Measuring the Quality of Life of Individuals with Mental Retardation" (Laird Heal and Carol Sigelman); and "Quality of Life of Persons with Severe or Profound Mental Retardation." Part iv, which discusses the future of quality of life as a concept and a principle, comprises five papers, including: "Quality of Life and Public Philosophy" (H. Turnbull iii and Gary Brunk); "a Lawyer's Perspective on Quality of Life" (Ruth Luckasson); "Quality Assurance: Challenges in a Decentralized System" (Valerie Bradley); "Measuring Quality of Life: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going?" (James Conroy and Celia Feinstein), and "Where Do We Go from Here?" (Robert Schalock). (Jdd)
Manual on terminology and classification in mental retardation by American Association on Mental Deficiency( Book )

2 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major medical divisions in classification based on International classification of diseases, 8th revision, 1968, and Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, 3d ed., 1968. Glossary includes terms, brief definitions, and crossreferences. Explanatory information throughout. Index
Some functions in an over-all community program of child-welfare service for the mentally retarded by Michael J Begab( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mental retardation research centers( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Residential services and developmental disabilities in the United States : a national survey of staff compensation, turnover, and related issues by David L Braddock( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mental retardation research centers : special issue( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Begab, Michael Jay

Begab, Michael Jay 1918-

Begab, Michael Jay 1918-2003

Languages
English (102)