ERIC Number: EJ535765
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Application of the 1992 AAMR Definition: Issues for Preschool Children.
Vig, Susan; Jedrysek, Eleonora
Mental Retardation, v34 n4 p244-46 Aug 1996
Theoretical and practical challenges in implementing a 1992 definition of mental retardation developed by the American Association on Mental Retardation are reviewed, focusing on issues pertaining to preschool children. The definition is found to be problematic with this age group due to elimination of classification levels, limited relevance of adaptive behavior areas, and difficulties delineating kinds and intensities of supports. (PB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For a related document, see EC 614 537.