CHILD IN THE SHADOWS by

CHILD IN THE SHADOWS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A Manual for Parents of Mentally Retarded Children"" has been prepared by two professionals in the field- and it is a very forthright and realistic discussion of determining, accepting and handling the subnormal child. While shame, guilt and rejection are common parental reactions- they must be recognized; so must the difficulties of bringing up a child who will face loneliness, isolation, stigma. Professional help is important for both parent and child-- from the time when the diagnosis is made, and the types of testing (mental and social), the degree of retardation (types of-- causes of) are explained. The principles and policies of rearing a retarded child (it is not a case ""where Mother knows best""); the selection of a school, whether residential or day, the facilities for guidance, all is part of a very practical while understanding consideration of a subject which concerns many-five million families.

Pub Date: May 20th, 1960
Publisher: Lippincott