S Landesman

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The current debates about "best practices" within mental retardation reflect key unresolved issues about the nature of mental retardation and the goals of treatment programs. The central axiom proposed is that better integration of basic principles about human development with treatment practices for children will yield substantial benefits to individuals(More)
Normalization is an ideology of human services based on the proposition that the quality of life increases as one's access to culturally typical activities and settings increases. Applied t o individuals who are mentally retarded, normalization fosters deinstitutionalization and the development of community-based living arrangements. Closely allied with(More)
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