Family functioning with children with mental retardation at school

The findings concerning the greater efficacy of informal support holds true for families of children across the whole age range, from preschool children to adult life.

The children are enrolled into school or specialized preschool groups earlier than normal brothers and sisters, thus widening the informal network of friends and confidants. Conversely, the repeated disagreements about choice of school, and the frequent necessity for children to be sent to schools at a greater distance away from home than other children can lead to ostracism often felt more by the mother than by the child himself, particularly if she herself is socially isolated. An advantage of the special school is the relatively small size, allowing personal teacher-parent association and an open door policy to parents, who are agreeably surprised to find themselves enjoying the school years of their retarded children.

Funny Wiring Autism

Funny Wiring Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder that manifests itself in early childhood and affects the functioning of the brain, primarily in the areas of social interaction and communication. Children with autism look like other children but do not play or behave like other children. They must struggle daily to cope and connect with the world around them.

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