Mentally Retarded Children In India
This book deals with a most difficult and most topical question viz., how to prevent mental retardation in children. Ideally parents who ae the key figures in any child?s life and the home whichis the first school to shape a child?s life, can play vital role to ameliorate the condition of retarded children. The fundamental differences between ?normal? and ?mentally retarded? children lies in their inability to learn incidentally, in the inability to learn by observation and imitation and in the low levels of ?natural curiosity? for experimentation and exploration. Mental retardation has for long been considered as being a condition with no clear-cut generalised anatomical, biochemical, or physiological abnormalities, as being a condition equally susceptible to the vagaries of social and environmental factors. In the latter context, conditions of rapid technological development and social change, merely augement existing problems of the mentally retarded population. In countries which are in the midst of such transitional phases, the entire issues becomes aggravated. It is to these social and environmental factors in the present traditional phase of the Indian society that the learned authors have addressed this ramarkable book. Their painstaking research scientists of this discipline to study the subject with deeper insight for the elimination of human miseryand amelioration of the lot of mentally retarded children.
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