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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)

Paperback Published: 1st March 2006
ISBN: 9781578863532
Number Of Pages: 283

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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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This could be a useful text for an introductory course ... or as a supportive text for parents.--Teachers College Record

Forewordp. vii
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
Resourcesp. 227
Glossaryp. 269
Indexp. 279
About the Authorp. 283
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ISBN: 9781578863532
ISBN-10: 1578863538
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 283
Published: 1st March 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.09  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.47