ERIC Number: ED255139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Institutions in Higher Learning in Preventing or Minimizing Mental Retardation.
Diggs, Ruth W.; Roach, Laverdia Taylor, Ed.
The reduction and prevention of mental retardation and the role of colleges in intervention are addressed in six articles. In "Current Status of Efforts in Prevention of Mental Retardation," Allen C. Crocker includes information on diseases and conditions that contribute to mental retardation. Kermit H. Diggs' article, "Tertiary Prevention: A Challenge to Institutions of Higher Learning," considers the training of professionals to help disabled children and the impact of Public Law 94-142 on tertiary prevention efforts. Additional articles and authors include: "The Role of Universities in Prevention of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities," (Herbert J. Cohen); "Mental Retardation, Other Developmental Disabilities and Their Relation to Criminal Justice System Procedures: Implications for Institutions of Higher Learning" (Ruth W. Diggs); and "Role of Institutions of Higher Education in Prevention and Minimizing the Occurrence of Morbidity, Mortality and Mental Retardation Through Teenage Pregnancy Intervention and Prevention" (Martha M. Conley). "The Role of Institutions of Higher Learning in Preventing and Minimizing the Occurrence of Mental Retardation," is the title of two articles, one by Howard L. Sparks and Peter Mamunes and the other by Helen Bessant-Byrd, Paul B. Mohr, and Elaine P. Witty. (SW)
Descriptors: Adolescents, College Instruction, College Role, Delinquency, Developmental Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Individualized Education Programs, Intervention, Medical Evaluation, Mental Retardation, Minority Groups, Neonates, Pediatrics, Police Action, Pregnancy, Prenatal Influences, Prevention, Professional Education, Special Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC.