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ERIC Number: EJ878400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Mild Intellectual Disabilities: Legacies and Trends in Concepts and Educational Practices
Polloway, Edward A.; Lubin, Jacqueline; Smith, J. David; Patton, James R.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v45 n1 p54-68 Mar 2010
Intellectual disability has been considered a high incidence disability in special education since the inception of the field in the United States. The purpose of this article is to evaluate current educational programs and practices for students who historically and commonly have been referred to as having mild mental retardation. The article examines mild intellectual disabilities within the context of historical trends, current developments, and future directions in terminology, definition, prevalence, educational environments, and transitional services. Recommendations for educational practices and future research directions are discussed. (Contains 6 tables and 1 figure.)
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States