Secure CheckoutPersonal information is secured with SSL technology.
Free ShippingFree global shipping
No minimum order.
Mental Retardation summarizes some developments in the study of the causes and social effects of mental retardation. The problem of definition and recognition is emphasized, along with its relationship to frequency and to the changes that have occurred in the natural history and prevalence of mental handicap in general and of some of its specific constituent disorders in particular. This book covers a wide range of topics related to mental retardation, from its prevalence and causes to prevention and treatment; chemical disorders and other enzyme defects; the effect of a hypothetical restriction of child-bearing age on trisomic chromosome disorders; and recessive heredity and Mendelian inheritance. Prominence is given to habilitation in the prevention of secondary handicap and to the importance of minimizing cultural retardation. Genetic disorders and their detection are also discussed, along with the link between cerebral palsy and mental retardation; the correlation between blood groups and mental retardation; and congenital malformations such as hydrocephalus, spina bifida, and anencephaly. This monograph will be a valuable resource for physicians and other health professionals in the field of mental retardation, as well as students of the social sciences, education and medicine and by others who wish to have a simple guide to a complex and common form of human impairment.
No Immediate Danger of Decline of National Intelligence
The Need for Information
Prevalence of Mental Retardation
Causes of Mental Retardation
Possibilities of Treatment
Other Enzyme Defects
Children of the Mentally Retarded
Detection of Carriers
Significance of Carrier State
A Hereditary Deformity of Head and Hands
Abnormalities of Sex Chromosomes
The Barr Body
Malformation of the Nervous System
Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida and Anencephaly
Blood Groups and Mental Retardation
Cerebral Palsy and Mental Retardation
Potential and Achievement
Research in Rehabilitation
The Brooklands Experiment
The Need for Further Effort
- No. of pages:
- © Pergamon 1969
- 1st January 1968
- eBook ISBN:
Elsevier.com visitor survey
We are always looking for ways to improve customer experience on Elsevier.com.
We would like to ask you for a moment of your time to fill in a short questionnaire, at the end of your visit.
If you decide to participate, a new browser tab will open so you can complete the survey after you have completed your visit to this website.
Thanks in advance for your time.