Nwaogu, P. O.

Mental Retardation: An African Perspective

  • Year: 2006
  • ISBN: 978-99912-970-6-4
  • Format: A4
  • Pages: 106
  • Binding: sidestapled
  • Price ex. VAT BWP: 170.00
  • Notice: Price subject to change.

This book is written to fulfil a need arising from the dearth of materials available for students of special education in tertiary institutions, teachers of both normal and special pupils, parents of retarded children, organizations and public spirited individuals who promote advocacy for the mentally retarded. It is hoped that the information contained herein will be of interest to professionals in allied disciplines -psychology, sociology, medicine, nursing, social work, political science, etc. The book chapters include:

  • The historical and sociological aspects of mental retardation
  • Mental retardation and the concept of intelligence
  • The assessment of intelligence including testing
  • The causes and classification of mental retardation using acceptable criteria
  • The incidence of mental retardation and its prevention
  • The educational programmes, including practical pedagogical approaches
  • Career education as it affects people with mental retardation. Depending on the level of severity, the mentally retarded should be taught skills to help them live independently in the community
  • Over-view of mental retardation. Political instability in many African countries is responsible for the unfavourable situations in which mental retardation thrives
  • Counselling families with disabled children  

 

Mental Retardation: An African Perspective