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Mental Retardation Doesn't Mean 'Stupid'!: A Guide for Parents and Teachers
     

Mental Retardation Doesn't Mean 'Stupid'!: A Guide for Parents and Teachers

by Robert Evert Cimera, Chris Burke
 

ISBN-10: 157886352X

ISBN-13: 9781578863525

Pub. Date: 02/20/2006

Publisher: R&L Education

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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578863525
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
02/20/2006
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.95(d)

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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