The mentally sub-normal child in hospital

Connell H.M. (1972) The mentally sub-normal child in hospital. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 2 2: 47-50. doi:10.3109/13668257209042752

Author Connell H.M.
Title The mentally sub-normal child in hospital
Journal name Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1366-8250
Publication date 1972
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/13668257209042752
Volume 2
Issue 2
Start page 47
End page 50
Total pages 4
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Subject 3200 Psychology
Abstract The child's response to hospitalisation, depending upon his emotional and intellectual development, follows a certain pattern throughout childhood. The mentally sub-normal follows this natural sequence, although it is delayed in proportion to the degree of handicap. He has, in addition, advantages and disadvantages unique to his condition. Admission to hospital may be necessary for medical reasons (physical illness is more common among the sub-normal); also for assessment of social and intellectual functioning. The latter is particularly relevant to Queensland, where the Brisbane Children's Hospital caters for the entire state and hospitalisation may be necessary for geographical reasons alone. A comprehensive assessment programme, parsimonious of time and developed to fulfil this need, is described. Satisfactory management depends upon the emotional attitudes of the staff and the need to develop a cot's eye view. Teaching methods relating to this are discussed.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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