We're People First

We're People First

The Social and Emotional Lives of Individuals With Mental Retardation

Book - 1996
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This work describes the course of social and emotional development in children and adults with mental retardation. Based on empirical research exploring the effect of cognitive delays and socialisation for incompetence on normal developmental milestones, the text is supplemented and enriched by the reflections of individuals with mental retardation. Castles begins with an overview of social and emotional development in intellectually normal persons and a discussion of how this process is affected by the experience of mental retardation. Subsequent chapters deal with changing relationships between persons with retardation and their families throughout their lifespans; friendships and social skills; self-esteem, coping skills, and stigmas; and major issues of adult life such as work, sexuality, marriage and parenthood. This book should be useful to educators, mental health professionals, vocational counsellors, and the families of persons with developmental disabilities.
Publisher: Westport, CT : Praeger, 1996
ISBN: 9780275952433
0275952436
Branch Call Number: 362.3 C353
362.3 C353
Characteristics: xii, 211 p. ; 25 cm

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