Orr, Kenneth
March 1957
Exceptional Children;Mar1957, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p263
Academic Journal
The article discusses the definitions used in classifying and defining mentally handicapped children. There are many terms used to classify students of limited mental ability but they can only be grouped into two based on the educational point of view. These are the non-educable and the mentally retarded. Non-educable is a mentally defective child who, in spite of the school and his effort, cannot assume responsibility for social interaction expected for a six-or-seven year old child. Mentally retarded is a mentally defective child who cannot cope with the academic activities of the regular school program and has social interaction if he is not provided with a specialized educational program.


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