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Children With Handicaps : A Review of Behavioral Research - Gershon Berkson

Children With Handicaps

A Review of Behavioral Research

Hardcover Published: 12th April 1993
ISBN: 9780898599879
Number Of Pages: 464

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Psychological research on children with mental and physical handicaps began two hundred years ago. Its major development awaited the maturation of psychology as an empirical science and of social movements for child welfare and education. This book is a record of the research accomplished in the 1980s. While at the end of the 19th century, behavioral research on handicapped children could at best be characterized as pioneering; by the beginning of the 1990s, it had become a vigorous activity with scientists producing hundreds of articles a year. The result has been a level of detail in theory and factual support that was not previously available.
This volume is written for those who know something about psychology and education, but who are unfamiliar with research on children with handicaps. This might include parents of children with handicaps, upper-level undergraduate and graduate students looking for research topics, and professionals in developmental psychology and the education of normal children who wish to familiarize themselves with the recent developments in the study of deviations in behavioral development.

Prefacep. ix
General Issuesp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Categories and Prevalencep. 41
Causes of Developmental Disordersp. 69
Identification and Diagnosisp. 105
Individual Psychologyp. 127
Sensorimotor Processesp. 129
Attention, Learning, and Memoryp. 149
Intelligence, Play, and Languagep. 173
Motivation and Personalityp. 205
Social Psychologyp. 229
Social Interactionsp. 231
Educational Programs and Treatment Methodsp. 269
Life in Adulthoodp. 314
Referencesp. 337
Author Indexp. 439
Subject Indexp. 475
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ISBN: 9780898599879
ISBN-10: 0898599873
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 12th April 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.89
Edition Number: 1