Originally published in 1976, this introductory text for those intending to work with slow learners was concerned with the practical implications of recent British and North American research in the field of psychology and education at the time. Slow learners are young people who for a variety of reasons, continuously or for long periods, under-function in terms of intelligence, educational attainment and social skills.
This book offers a clear analysis of the problems facing slow learners, their psychology and the types of education open to them.
Dr Brown reassesses the needs of disabled children and adults in the context of their families, with the emphasis on the practical level of activity and training possible for them. The aim is the integration of the disabled person in society, and the belief is that services for the disabled should be integrated, with no professional person working on an isolated basis, but as part of a multidisciplinary professional team.
Design for individuals entering the field of teaching, particularly those concerned with special education, training and rehabilitation programmes, the book should also be of value to social workers, psychologists and other professional people working in the field, as well as to parents of disabled children.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments. 1. An Introduction 2. Classification and Causation 3. Assessment 4. Psychological Growth in the Handicapped 5. Habilitation Techniques 6. Skills for Social Living 7. Vocational Education 8. The Family and Home-Living Training 9. Conclusions. Notes. Bibliography. Further Reading List.