ERIC Number: ED451626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Developmental Disability in Children's Literature: Issues and Annotated Bibliography. MRDD Prism Series.
Dyches, Tina Taylor; Prater, Mary Anne
This volume is third in a series of 10 publications intended to provide practical or trend-oriented information related to serving children and youth with mental retardation, autism, and other developmental disabilities. Chapter 1 discusses the history of characters with mental retardation or developmental disabilities in children's literature. Chapter 2 highlights the positive portrayal of characters with mental retardation or developmental disabilities in quality children's literature. Current trends and values are discussed, as well as general aspects of quality literature and illustrations in children's books. Chapter 3 discusses strategies for using children's books that include characters with mental retardation or developmental disabilities, including concept infusion and guided discussion techniques. The rest of the book includes appendices with annotated bibliographies of fictional picture books and fictional chapter books, activities for using children's literature including characters with mental retardation or developmental disabilities, and an explanation of the Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award. Annotated bibliographies include information on the content regarding mental retardation or developmental disabilities and content regarding other curricular areas. Each book is rated in its quality. (Contains 10 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Books, Children, Childrens Literature, Developmental Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Mental Retardation, Peer Acceptance, Reading Material Selection, Social Attitudes
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1589 ($5, member; $7, nonmembers). Tel: 888-232-7733 (Toll Free); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.cec.sped.org.
Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA. Div. on Mental Retardation and Developmental Disablilities.