Mental Retardation Doesn'T Mean Stupid! / Edition 1

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Overview

Written in a positive, upbeat, and often humorous style, this book provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of issues related to mental retardation. It dispels the many myths regarding what mental retardation is and how it affects the individual's future. It also explores topics related to education, residential programs, vocational options, social skills, trust funds, sexuality, the rights of parents, and numerous other issues that are paramount to raising a happy, healthy child with cognitive difficulties. In addition to supplying hundreds of practical teaching strategies, Mental Retardation Doesn't Mean 'Stupid'! also furnishes readers with scores of useful resources, including websites, professional organizations, and support groups. It is an essential tool for parents, teachers, and other individuals involved in the life of someone is developmentally developed
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Editorial Reviews

Reference and Research Book News
Cimera dispels many myths regarding mental retardation and its implications for an individual's future.
Teachers College Record
This could be a useful text for an introductory course ... or as a supportive text for parents.
NEA Today
In Mental Retardation Doesn't Mean "Stupid"!... parents and teachers of developmentally delayed children will find advice to help them raise and educate able, independent citizens.
Choice
Overall this is an informative tool for teachers, parents, and others involved with the lives of individuals with cognitive difficulties. Recommended.
Nea Today
In Mental Retardation Doesn't Mean "Stupid"!... parents and teachers of developmentally delayed children will find advice to help them raise and educate able, independent citizens.
CHOICE
Overall this is an informative tool for teachers, parents, and others involved with the lives of individuals with cognitive difficulties. Recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578863532
  • Publisher: R&L Education
  • Publication date: 3/1/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 977,681
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Evert Cimera is an associate professor of special education at the University of Wisconsin. He has taught students with severe mental retardation and behavior disorders.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 DEFINING MENTAL RETARDATION Chapter 2 DIAGNOSING MENTAL RETARDATION Chapter 3 CAUSES OF MENTAL RETARDATION Chapter 4 CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH MENTAL RETARDATION Chapter 5 TYPICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF MENTAL RETARDATION Chapter 6 PHILOSOPHIES AND TIPS FOR TEACHING INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE MENTAL RETARDATION Chapter 7 AN OVERVIEW OF YOUR RIGHTS AND SPECIAL EDUCATION Chapter 8 LIFE AFTER SCHOOL Chapter 9 RESOURCES Chapter 10 GLOSSARY Chapter 11 INDEX
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