ERIC Number: ED102744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Some Aspects of Mental Retardation. A Training Guide for the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. Final Report.
Phelps, William R.
Presented for vocational counselors is an overview of mental retardation, including the definition, and etiology. Described are the prenatal factors of heredity (including familial retardation and cranial anomalies), infections (including syphilis and encephalitis), radiation, blood group incompatibility, and unknown or variable etiological factors (including cretinism and mongolism). Prenatal causes (anoxia and vascular injuries), and postnatal influences (cerebral trauma and poisoning) are discussed. Preventive measures and research are described, followed by course requirements for a rehabilitation counseling degree. (CL)
Descriptors: Definitions, Environmental Influences, Etiology, Exceptional Child Services, Guidelines, Mental Retardation, Perinatal Influences, Poisoning, Pregnancy, Prenatal Influences, Vocational Rehabilitation
National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (Order No. PB-235 470; HC-$4.75)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Board of Vocational Education, Charleston. Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation.