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Mental Retardation: Education and Rehabilitation Services

G. Lokanadha Reddy (Author) A. Kusuma (Author) J. Sujathamalini (Author)
Synopsis The authors of this book have taken great efforts to present the content in a well structured and organized manner starting from the concept of mental retardation to identification and intervention. The concept of mental retardation, factors, causes and characteristics associated with mental retardation are delineated in detail in the first, and second chapters. Different tests in identification and assessment of general intelligence, adaptive behaviour, specific abilities and deficits are given in the third chapter. The fourth chapter provide the required education and training programmes for different categories of children with mental retardation. In the fifth chapter, the ways and means of developing social competence for mentally retarded are clearly explained in the background of learning theory and developmental theory and developmental theory perspectives. The last chapter focuses on career education, vocational rehabilitation and counseling services. The different career education models in special education and instructional approaches are explained apart from the counseling services for parents, peer group and community. Different tests in the assessment of intelligence, adaptive behaviour, specific abilities and deficits and developmental screening aspects of children with their instructions and norms are provided in appendices. The book has other interesting features like chapter outline that acquaints the reader with organisation and content of each chapter, chapter learning objectives the state what the readers should be able to do after reading the chapter and a summary that recaps the main points. This book is a rare blend of theoretical as well as practical aspects of dealing children with mental retardation.
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About the authors

G. Lokanadha Reddy

G. Lokanadha Reddy, after his graduation took M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. in Adult Education and P.G. Diploma in Statistics in S.V. University; B.Ed. and M.A. Psychology from Annamalai University; M.Ed. and M.A. Journalism and Mass Communication from M.K. University. Apart from multi-disciplinary academic background, Dr. Reddy has varied experience in the field of Education i.E. 2 years in training of worker teachers for the education of workers, one year six months as Assistand Director of Adult Education at Ganghigram Rural University and he is working for about 15 years as faculty member in the Department of Education, Alagappa University, Karaikudi. He was awarded the Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowhsip 1997-98 and Honorary Fellow to the Department of Education, University of Wales, Swansea, U.K. He has published 5 books in special education, 3 in adult education and more than 70 papers on various aspects of education and more than 70 papers on various aspects of education. 10 scholars have been are working at present. Dr Reddy has completed three major research projects in speical education funded by the National level Organizations.

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A. Kusuma

Dr. A. Kusuma after her graduation took her M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from S.V. University, Tirupati. She has secured Prof. Dorothy Pearson award in S.V. University for her academic excellence. She also prossessed B.Ed, M. Ed. amd P.G. Diploma in statistics. Dr. Kasuma has varied teaching experience as Teaching Assistant for one year in the Dept. of Home Science, S.V. University; one year as Lecturer in the Dept. of Human Development at Avinashilingam Deemed University, Coimbatore and she is now working as Associate Professor in Sri Padmavathi Mahila Viswavidyalayam, Tirupati for the past 11 years. She is the recipient of Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship award 2000-2001 and worked in the Dept. of Education, University of wales, Swansea, U.K. She has the credit of co-authroing of 5 books in Speical Education, 2 in Huamn Development and published more than 35 papers on various aspects of education and Human Development.

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Bibliographic information

Title Mental Retardation: Education and Rehabilitation Services
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8171417868
length xii+232p.