Mental Retardation in Social Context

Mental Retardation in Social Context

By: Duane F. Stroman (author)Paperback

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In this timely book Professor Stroman reviews the complex origins of mental retardation, and explores the changing historical pattern of treatment of those with mental retardation, including their education, work and family life. This volume also covers the evolving policy issues interfaced with services available for the mentally retarded. A source of ideas, experiences, data, and information about services that parents, educators, administrators and social service workers will find illuminating and helpful. Contents: include: Issues in Mental Retardation; The Nature, Prevalence and Variations of Mental Retardation; The Causes and Prevention of Mental Retardation; The Treatment of the Mentally Retarded in Historical Perspective; Mental Retardation and Family Life; Services, Advocacy Services and Self-Advocacy in Normalization; Deinstitutionalization and the Residential Lives of the Retarded; Education of the Mentally Retarded; and Vocational Services and Employment for the Ret

About Author

Duane F. Stroman is Professor of Sociology at Juniata College, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780819173935
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9780819173935
  • weight: 404
  • ISBN10: 0819173932

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