ERIC Number: ED050519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth.
Cruickshank, William M., Ed.
Twelve chapters, each prepared by an authority in a given field, deal with the psychological growth and development of exceptional children and youth, particularly with the psychological considerations of the influence of physical deviation upon normative child growth and development. In Part 1, Foundation Concepts, a theoretical chapter on the somatopsychology of physical disability contains concepts basic and essential to the total field of disability. Other chapters discuss a handicapping condition as a social phenomenon and the psychological assessment of exceptional children. In Part 2, which surveys the psychological components of disability, speech defects and their nature, causes, and psychological concomitants are examined, as are the psychological problems of children with impaired vision, psychological considerations with the physically handicapped, psychological characteristics of brain-injured children, and psychological problems of those with chronic medical problems. A psychology of auditory impairment is also presented. Part 3, which concerns the intellectual and emotional exceptionalities, contains discussions of the psychology and psychological characteristics of the mentally retarded, the gifted, and the emotionally disturbed. (KW)
Descriptors: Child Psychology, Emotional Problems, Exceptional Child Research, Gifted, Handicapped Children, Psychological Characteristics, Psychophysiology
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632 ($10.50)
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