ERIC Number: EJ343881
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Definition and Classification of Mental Retardation: A Reply to Zigler, Balla, and Hodapp.
Barnett, W. Steven
American Journal of Mental Deficiency, v91 n2 p111-16 Sep 1986
The use of intelligence quotient alone for defining mental retardation is inappropriate and potentially harmful when applied to individuals or used to formulate public policy. An alternative conceptual framework for defining mental retardation within the context of interactions between an individual's characteristics and the demands of the social environment is proposed. (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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