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Superseded Degree Name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.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Children with disabilities--Family relationships


This paper is concerned with the personal adjustment problems of the parents of mentally retarded children and the family upsets that are caused by the presence of a retarded child. Most parents experience emotional upset and anxiety as the result of the birth of a retarded child. The presence of a retarded child in the family also tends to have a disrupting effect on family life.


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