Special Education ETDs

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Statement of the Problem

The present study was designed to investigate whether the mothers of a group of Mongoloid children, defined as High-functioning children, would demonstrate an attitude of greater overprotection on the Parental Attitude Research Instrument than a group of mothers whose Mongoloid children were defined as Low-functioning.

The study of such congenitally handicapped children provided the opportunity to differentiate maternal attitudes that might be related to intellectual and social differences between the two groups of Mongoloid children. It offered a unique opportunity to sort out those parental reactions which are primary factors in producing a child's behavior disorder from those reactions which are innate characteristics of the child.

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Degree Name

Special Education

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Department Name

Special Education

First Committee Member (Chair)

Louis Alexander Bransford

Second Committee Member

George Leonard Keppers

Third Committee Member

Louis Elliot Price

Fourth Committee Member

Edward James Kelly