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Mental Retardation Doesn't Mean 'Stupid'! : A Guide for Parents and Teachers - Robert Evert Cimera

Mental Retardation Doesn't Mean 'Stupid'!

A Guide for Parents and Teachers

By: Robert Evert Cimera, Chris Burke (Foreword by)

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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

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Cimera dispels many myths regarding mental retardation and its implications for an individual's future. * Reference and Research Book News *
This could be a useful text for an introductory course ... or as a supportive text for parents. * Teachers College Record *
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. * NEA Today *
Overall this is an informative tool for teachers, parents, and others involved with the lives of individuals with cognitive difficulties. Recommended. * CHOICE *

Defining mental retardationp. 1
Diagnosing mental retardationp. 28
Causes of mental retardationp. 58
Conditions associated with mental retardationp. 83
Typical characteristics of mental retardationp. 112
Philosophies and tips for teaching individuals who have mental retardationp. 146
An overview of your rights and special educationp. 164
Life after schoolp. 190
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ISBN: 9781578863525
ISBN-10: 157886352X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st March 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.6