The developmental approach to mental retardation

J. A. Burack*, R. Root, C. Shulman

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

6 Scopus citations

Abstract

The developmental approach to mental retardation focuses on understanding the functioning of individuals with mental retardation within a developmental context. It stands in contrast to more typical notions that focus on deviant or atypical processes. Differences in the development of individuals with mental retardation are viewed in relation to specific causes. This model has considerable potential for understanding differences in the pattern and profile of development in persons with mental retardation.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)781-796
Number of pages16
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The developmental approach to mental retardation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this