"We''re People First": The Social and Emotional Lives of Individuals with Mental Retardation

by Elaine E. Castles


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275952433
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/30/1996
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile: 1310L (what's this?)

About the Author

ELAINE E. CASTLES is a clinical psychologist with 20 years of experience providing mental health services to children and adults with mental retardation. In addition to doing psychological assessments and psychotherapy, she has consulted in special education classrooms, vocational programs, group homes, and mental health agencies.

Table of Contents


The Process of Development

The Normal Process of Human Development

Development in Persons with Mental Retardation

Families, Friends, and Feelings

The Individual with Mental Retardation within the Family


Self-Concept, Emotional Coping Skills, and Stigma

Issues of Adult Life

Problems and Resources

Mental Retardation and Emotional Disturbance

Treatment of Social and Emotional Problems



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