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challenge of the retarded child by Mary Theodore Hegeman

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Published by Abbey Press in St. Meinrad, Ind .
Written in English


  • St. Coletta"s School for Exceptional Children (Jefferson, Wis.),
  • Children with mental disabilities

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Edition Notes

StatementSister Mary Theodore Hegeman.
SeriesMarriage paperback library
LC ClassificationsLC4631 .H45 1969
The Physical Object
Pagination192 p. --
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18453083M

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hegeman, Mary Theodore. Challenge of the retarded child. St. Meinrad, Ind., Abbey Press [©] (OCoLC) Additional Physical Format: Online version: Mary Theodore, Sister. Challenge of the retarded child. Milwaukee, Bruce [] (OCoLC) Document Type. Only comparatively recently has the problem of the mentally retarded child been given the attention and sympathy it deserves. This book is written to help parents of retarded children and the public at large to understand the nature of mental retardation in the face of erroneous intellectual and emotional attitudes, and to indicate just what can and what cannot presently be done about helping. 6. Unrealistic expectations – Many times, parents of mentally retarded children are dissatisfied with the slow progress their child is making in learning new things. They push harder to force the child to learn quicker and try to be on par with other children. However, the child can only learn to the best of his/her ability and no more.

  A chart from a New York Times article about a survey counting and classifying “defective” children in New York City schools.. In , the group changed its name. Years of the use of “idiot,” “moron,” and “imbecile” as common insults had already inspired a few name changes; this time, the organization went with a progressive, respectful new term that had been introduced in.   Genetic: Over 30% of mental retardation is attributed to children are likely to suffer from problems such as Down Syndrome and fragile X syndrome. Head Trauma: A severe head injury can cause inflammation in the can change the mental state of the child and lead to difficulties in memory, attention and reasoning. Intellectual disability (ID), also known as general learning disability and mental retardation (MR), is a generalized neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by significantly impaired intellectual and adaptive is defined by an IQ un in addition to deficits in two or more adaptive behaviors that affect everyday, general living.. Once focused almost entirely on cognition. Raising a child with a mental challenge may be more expensive than raising a typical child. These expenses can arise from medical equipment and supplies, medical care, caregiving expenses, private education, tutoring, adaptive learning equipment or specialized transportation. The care of the child may last a lifetime instead of 18 years.

Once the child masters or completes one step, you can move on to the next. Tips. Set your expectations in accordance with the child's disability. For example, Mental suggests that a child with a mild intellectual disability could be taught to use a recipe, whereas a moderately challenged child might be taught to make a grocery list. In the earlier part of the 20th century, students with physical and mental challenges were placed in special classrooms and in some cases special schools apart from general education students. With. Books shelved as mentally-challenged: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, The Curio. Teaching these foreigners has been a real challenge. This book presents God in simple concepts and object lessons, I would disagree with the other reviewer who said that this book is just for the retarded/5(15).