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The Mentally Retarded Child and His Parent


reviewed by Gerald Bauman 1960

coverTitle: The Mentally Retarded Child and His Parent
Author(s): Stella S. Slaughter
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
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Books of this type, which aim to help people who are facing situations that can be both perplexing and trying, sometimes focus more on the perplexing and sometimes on the trying aspects. This book is of the first sort. It is a well stocked and well written manual of information, containing much wisdom about the care, education, and social adjustment of the mental retardate. Addressed mainly to parents, the volume may prove more useful to educators and other workers who deal with parents of retarded children. It would make invaluable reading, for example, for the professional person who is attempting to help a parent toward a maximally constructive, creative approach to his child's, his family's, and his own problems arising from his child's unhappy condition. More than a summary of general knowledge in the field of retardation, the book is likely to increase one's sensitivity to the most common and poignant... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 62 Number 1, 1960, p. 91-91
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3352, Date Accessed: 12/18/2017 4:08:59 AM

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