Stephen Greenspan on " Why DSM5 suggested a switch from adaptive behavior to adaptive reasoning " : APA Div 33 featured conversation

  My long time friend and professional colleague Dr. Stephen Greenspan , is conducting a featured conversation hour for Division 33 at the forthcoming APA convention in Denver.   He has provided me an advanced copy of his outline and has graciously given me permission to make it available at the ICDP blog .   A copy can be obtained by clicking here . Stephen is one of the great " thinkers " in the field of intellectual disabilities.   Our professional lives crossed long distance when I was a doctoral student.   My advisor, Dr. Robert Bruininks, put me in charge of a series of studies investigating the constructs of adaptive and maladaptive behavior.   These studies eventually led to my dissertation--which was a CFA validation study of Greenspan's Model of Personal Competence (see 1990 reference below).   To the best of my knowledge, this was the first published article validating Greenspan's model. Below are links to the various articles (I simply grabbed them from my MindHub web page--please visit if you want additional information).   Consistent with Stephen's outline notes, in this validated model of personal competence, conceptual intelligence was operationalized as measured by intelligence tests, and was not considered a domain of adaptive behavior. Of interest is the recent study by MaCann et al. that provides structural (CFA) evidence for a separate cognitively oriented social-emotional construct, distinct f...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - Category: Neuroscience Tags: AAIDD adaptive behavior Atkins cases DSM-V emotional intelligence intellectual disability person competence social intelligence Source Type: blogs

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Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
For several years before I got married, I worked as a salaried employee for a large agency. “W-2” employment provided me, a young speech-language pathologist, with certain benefits while allowing me to work in a wide range of clinical settings. The agency automatically withheld my Social Security and Medicare taxes, for example. Once I got married, however, my husband and I started thinking more about what employment situation would work best for our family.  We ultimately decided that the best fit for me involved switching to an independent contractor. Here’s why: Flexibility Working for a staffing ...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Audiology Private Practice Schools Slider Speech-Language Pathology Health Care Professional Development Source Type: blogs
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Speaking an event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and Bergen-Belsen, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “We remember the victims of the systematic and planned attempts by the Nazis and their collaborators to murder all the Jews in Europe. They exterminated six million Jewish people – two thirds of all those in Europe and over one million in Auschwitz alone. “Today we remember the other victims of Nazi persecution including Roma, Sinti, Polish and Slavic people as well as the disabled, LGBT and Black people. Trade unionists and politi...
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___ Time for the first SharpBrains’ e‑newsletter in the new decade, featuring a range of inspiring and (mostly) promising news about humankind’s evolving quest to enhance the brain and the mind, and a few fun brain teasers New thinking: The NeuroGeneration and Humankind’s Quest to Enhance the Brain UCSF to open innovative neurology clinic to address “diagnostic odyssey” For Spanish speakers: watch presentation of El Cerebro Que Cura New research: Five profound ways physical exercise shapes your brain and mind Having ADHD costs $1.1 million in lower lifetime earnings, even when “tre...
Source: SharpBrains - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Technology adhd brain brain riddles Brain Teasers brain teasers for adults brain teasers for teens brain training brain training centers brain-computer interfac Source Type: blogs
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Source: Journal of Medical Humanities - Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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Source: Sexuality and Disability - Category: Disability Source Type: research
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