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ERIC Number: ED079895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 43
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Personality and Social Development of Handicapped Children.
Baldwin, Clara P.; Baldwin, Alfred L.
Discussed are the personality and social development of children with physical handicaps, intellectual difficulties, or social and emotional disturbances, and recommended is the actual observation of the interactions of handicapped children with others in naturalistic situations. Stressed is the importance of pathological social interactions to handicaps such as schizophrenia and behavior disorders. The authors note a lack of studies of social interaction in naturalistic situations and examine methodological approaches such as the use of audio or tape and problems such as the choice of variables and interpretation of rating scales. Reviewed is research on interaction patterns in families of schizophrenic patients with findings such as the "double bind" pattern and differences in affect expression. Also reviewed are studies on the attitudes and social reactions of handicapped and normal Ss. Noted is the need for an effective test of social adaptability to aid in the diagnosis and management of mental retardation. The authors cite research on the self esteem of handicapped children with normal children is preferable to alternatives such as institutionalization. (DB)
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