Review. Children of mentally retarded parents

Author: Accardo, P.J.; Whitman, B.Y.
Year: 1990
Reference Type: Journal Article
Journal/Book Title: AJDC
Volume: 144
Pages: 69-70
Abstract: This brief review paper reports on abuse and neglect, cognitive dissonance and parent skills training specifically in relation to the children of mentally retarded parents. The relatively optimistic results of training programs are criticised as is the neglect of other complicating factors in the parents' lives. In general, the authors state their results tend to confirm "the pessimism of an earlier generation".

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