Author Credentials

Sister Audrey Fontenot, M.S.C.

Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Education of Mentally Handicapped)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Joanne Marie Kliebhan, O.S.F.

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Children with mental disabilities; Social work with people with mental disabilities; Parents of children with disabilities--Counseling of


The purpose of this paper was to review available research, literature and observations concerning: 1. The importance of and the need for continuous counseling of parents of the retardate. 2. Techniques, methods and helpful hints used in different professions in counseling these parents. 3. The effect that parent counseling has on parental attitudes and on the growth and development of the child.


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