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ERIC Number: ED353714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Mental Retardation: General Information. Fact Sheet Number 8 = El Retraso Mental; Informacion General. Fact Sheet Number 16.
Interstate Research Associates, McLean, VA.; National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC.
This fact sheet on mental retardation is offered in both English and Spanish. First it provides the federal definition of mental retardation and discusses components of the definition. Causes of mental retardation are briefly noted, and incidence figures are provided. Typical characteristics of people with mental retardation are mentioned. Educational implications are noted, including the importance of early identification and intervention; the value of modifying instruction to meet individual needs; and use of such teaching strategies as using concrete materials, providing consistent feedback, and stressing success. Also listed are three print resources and four organizations. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Interstate Research Associates, McLean, VA.; National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC.