ERIC Number: ED104076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Influence of Physical Stigmata Upon the Community Adjustment of Educable Mental Retardates--A Literature Review. Working Paper No. 36.
Current literature dealing with the social adjustment of physically handicapped persons falls into four general divisions: articles which amass all physically disabled persons and draw support for conceptual formulations from anecdotal accounts, works which focus on a specific handicap, articles that describe the personality of handicapped persons and those closely related to them, and those which deal with attitudes of and toward the disabled. Studies investigating the social interaction between physical disabilities and retardation are not abundant. To uncover techniques which the retardate employs to minimize the effect of his physical anomaly on others, an attempt should be made to observe the physically handicapped retardate in common social situations through a method such as a modified application of a Transactional Analysis instrument. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation.