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A STUDY ON THE PROBLEMS FACED BY THE PARENTS IN HANDLING THE MENTALLY CHALLENGED CHILDREN IN MANGALORE DISTRICT | Abstract

Global Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2319-8834

Abstract

A STUDY ON THE PROBLEMS FACED BY THE PARENTS IN HANDLING THE MENTALLY CHALLENGED CHILDREN IN MANGALORE DISTRICT

Lohith Shetty and Severine Menezes

The attitude of the people has taken a positive turn towards mentally retarded or the challenged, the new modern technical word ‘Special Children’ due to increased knowledge, awareness due to higher education and the societal initiatives. People with such disabilities are often not seen as full citizens of society. Person-centered planning and approaches are seen as methods of addressing the continued labeling and exclusion of socially devalued people, such as people with disabilities, encouraging a focus on the person as someone with capacities and gifts as well as support needs. The researchers aim at assessing the knowledge of the parents regarding the mental retardation and the psycho- social, economical problems they face.

Published Date: 2013-01-01;

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