ERIC Number: ED271128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Developmental Disabilities: A Summary of Major Classifications and Glossary of Terms. Parent Awareness Program, 1982-1983. Revised.
Knudstrup, Katherine; And Others
Designed for use in adult education courses for parents of developmentally disabled children, this manual provides basic information about major categories of disabilities and a glossary of commonly encountered terms. After an introductory overview, the manual provides information about the characteristics and etiology of five disabling conditions: (1) mental retardation, including a special section on Down's Syndrome; (2) cerebral palsy, with sections focusing on spasticity, athetosis, ataxia, rigidity, tremor, and mixed types of cerebral palsy; (3) epilepsy, including information on types and manifestations of seizures, drug therapy, and first aid; (4) autism; and (5) learning disabilities. Appendices provide essays on treatments for epilepsy and theories on causes of autism. An extensive glossary for developmental disabilities, includes definitions of commonly used general special education terms, professional jargon and difficult to understand statements, frequently used abbreviations, and categorical areas of impairment. A list of journals available to parents, a bibliography, and a key to clinical abbreviations conclude the manual. (AYC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Practitioners; Parents
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Mental Health, Lansing.
Authoring Institution: Delta Coll., University Center, MI. Allied Health-Community Affairs.
Note: For other manuals in this series, see ED 266 828-832.