An indispensable resource for all professionals involved with parents who have learning difficulties, this reference presents an innovative approach to assessing parenting capacity; an approach that can lead to more humane and just child custody decisions. Leading researchers and practitioners in the field not only address the unique needs of these families, but also include detailed background information, rationales, and methods. Filled with examples and case studies, this comprehensive record includes a theoretical interactive model underlying the assessment approach.
Maurice Feldman, PhD, CPsych, BCBA-D, is a professor and a director at the Center for Applied Disability Studies at Brock University and a former advisor to the President’s Committee on Intellectual Disabilities. He is the recipient of the United States National Distinguished Disability Researcher Award and the author of Early Intervention: The Essential Readings. He lives in St. Catharines, Canada. Marjorie Aunos, PhD, CPsych, is a psychologist and coordinator in a specialized services unit of the West Montreal Readaptation Center, a rehabilitation center for persons with intellectual disabilities in Quebec. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Quebec in Montreal and at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. She lives in Montreal, Canada.