ERIC Number: EJ643009
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Thoughts on Changing the Term Mental Retardation.
Walsh, Kevin K.
Mental Retardation, v40 n1 p70-75 Feb 2002
This commentary discusses whether the American Association on Mental Retardation should change its name. It offers some ideas on how society might think about elemental change in terminology so a healthy outcome can be achieved without simply rearranging prejudices. The term "cognitive- adaptive disability" is proposed. (Contains three references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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