Beginning with a short lesson on the history on intellectual disabilities (formerly known as mental retardation), Dr. James Harris, M.D. offers his many years of wisdom in the book, Intellectual disability: A guide for families and professionals. An eminent authority on intellectual disability, Dr. Harris is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Pediatrics, and Mental Hygiene, and the founding Director of the Developmental Neuropsychiatry Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Harris provides information on assessment and diagnosis of intellectual disability, treatments for specific disorders, and the myriad of services that are available.
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