ERIC Number: EJ441390
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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Reconsidering the Construct of Mental Retardation: Implications of a Model of Social Competence.
Greenspan, Stephen; Granfield, James M.
American Journal on Mental Retardation, v96 n4 p442-53 Jan 1992
This paper discusses historical efforts to integrate social competence into a definition of mental retardation; presents a reconceptualized model of mental retardation as a condition characterized by deficits in social, practical, and conceptual intelligence; and argues that a definition of mental retardation based on social competence outcomes would be preferable. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Note: Special Issue on Social Skills.