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Mental Retardation
The problem of proper identification and classification does not pertain just to the individual afflicted with the condition but to the condition itself. Traditionally mental retardation was looked upon merely as a mental health concern, in so far as text books and governmental activities were concerned. Today’s more comprehensive knowledge has made it clear that such unilateral identification is most misleading and apt to hinder effective program development, whether in practice, teaching, or research. Now the pediatrician claims a primary stake in this area as a general health rather than just a mental health concern, while from other sides the sociologist and social worker, the educator and the psychologist make similar claims....
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Title: Mental Retardation
Creator: Gunnar Dybwad (author)
Date: 1960
Format: Article
Publication: Social Work Year Book
Source: Friends of the Samuel Gridley Howe Library and the Dybwad Family
Location: vol.14, pp.395-403
Keywords: Advocacy; American Association On Mental Deficiency; Children; Cognitive Disability; Diagnoses & Diseases; Doctors; Edouard Seguin; Education; Educational Institutions; Employment; Government; Government Agencies; Gunnar Dybwad; Henry H. Goddard; Institutions; Intelligence; Intelligence Tests; Jean-Marc Gaspard Itard; Jukes; Kallikaks; Labor; Labor & Commerce; Laws & Regulation; Medical Professionals; Medicine; Medicine & Science; Mental Retardation; Nomenclature; Parenting; Parole; Pediatrics; Phenylketonuria; Policy; Psychiatric Disability; Psychology; Public Health; Schools; Service Organizations; Sheltered Workshop; Social Welfare & Communities; Social Work; Statistics; The Arc; Vocational Rehabilitation
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy