ERIC Number: ED048691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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The Mentally Retarded Child and His Family.
Koch, Richard, Ed.; Dobson, James C., Ed.
Described as a text for students in college courses of all disciplines relating to the mentally handicapped (education, medicine, psychology, rehabilitation and others), the collection of papers contains two introductory articles on the origins of intelligence and the meaning of mental handicaps. Eight papers devoted to the biological factors in mental retardation causation focus on genetic, prenatal, intrapartum and neonatal, postnatal, matabolic, chromosomal and neurological factors. The multidisciplinary approach is discussed in eight chapters covering areas of psychological assessment, social work services, nursing services, speech and language services, educational consultation services, nutritional services, and counseling services. A section containing five papers on education and training of the mentally handicapped examines the contribution of education, nursery schools, utilization of learning principles, diagnosis and remediation, and teaching approaches. Psychosocial aspects are explored by four chapters in terms of motivational and psychiatric aspects, societal attitudes, and family influence. Two writings focus on community services. A glossary of related terms is provided. (RD)
Descriptors: Biological Influences, Educational Planning, Etiology, Exceptional Child Education, Family Influence, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mental Retardation
Brunner/Mazel Publishers, 80 East 11th Street, New York, New York 10003 ($15.00)
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