ERIC Number: EJ362350
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Severe Developmental Disabilities: Defining the Term.
Handleman, Jan S.
Education and Treatment of Children, v9 n2 p153-67 May 1986
This paper proposes "severe developmental disabilities" (SDD) as a useful umbrella term for various severe handicapping conditions such as autism, severe mental retardation, and multiple handicaps. Diagnostic criteria for SDD include language deficiency, disturbed interpersonal relationships, inconsistent response to sensory stimulation, and cognitive disorders. The needs of SDD children are discussed. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
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