Date of Publication

1973

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Department

Social Work

Language

English

Subjects

Children with mental disabilities -- Family relationships, Mental retardation -- Diagnosis, Counseling

DOI

10.15760/etd.1605

Physical Description

1 online resource (70 pages)

Abstract

This is a report of a descriptive study in which a random sample of fifty out of four hundred returned questionnaires from parents with a mentally retarded child were analyzed. The foci of analysis were: (1) parental attitudes toward the child; (2) the changes experienced by the family as affected by birth order and sex of the mentally retarded child; (3) how the diagnosis was accomplished; and (4) how in their opinion services during this diagnostic period could be improved. The data revealed that: (1) protectiveness toward the child is the predominant parental response; (2) negative changes are probably twice as high with an only child who is retarded; (3) male retardates are somewhat more disruptive than are female; (4) diagnosis must be individualized; however, generalizations which can be made include: understandable language, patience, empathy, and above all honesty.

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Comments

A practicum submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Social Work, Portland State University.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/10936

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