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Mentally Retarded Child: Diagnosis of Mentally Retarded and Educational Problems of Mentally Retarded Children

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Diagnosis of Mentally Retarded

They can be diagnosed using various tests. Some of the techniques for diagnosis are,

  • Intelligence tests
  • Picture vocabulary
  • Verbal and non-verbal tests
  • Drawing tests
  • Tests of perceptual ability

Educational Problems of Mentally Retarded Children

Education of mentally retarded children suffers from

  • Lack of small…

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Mentally Retarded Child: Objectives of Educating Mentally Retarded Children and Methods of Training Mentally Retarded Child

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Objectives of Educating Mentally Retarded Children

Education of mentally retarded children should focus on

  • Creating abilities to adjust in society
  • Creating abilities to adjust in self-help groups
  • Creating abilities to adjust in different economic backgrounds
  • Promoting learning to achieve self-reliance in day to day tasks
  • Trying to impart basic vocational skills for creating an independent, self-reliant, and productive member of society

Methods of Training Mentally Retarded Child

Following are the general techniques, which help in training a mentally retarded child

  • Positive reinforcement, taste of success can be a big motivator
  • Optimal level of arousal
  • Repetition
  • Ar…

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