Handbook of Behavior Modification with the Mentally Retarded

  • Johnny L. Matson
  • John R. McCartney

Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Thomas L. Whitman, John W. Scibak
    Pages 1-28
  3. John R. McCartney, Jeffrey C. Holden
    Pages 29-60
  4. Stephen R. Schroeder, Carolyn S. Schroeder, Johannes Rojahn, James A. Mulick
    Pages 61-115
  5. Floyd O’Brien
    Pages 117-150
  6. Luke S. Watson Jr., Randy Uzzell
    Pages 151-175
  7. Alan C. Repp, Andrew R. Brulle
    Pages 177-210
  8. Allen Marchetti, Johnny L. Matson
    Pages 211-246
  9. Frank R. Rusch, Richard P. Schutz
    Pages 247-280
  10. James F. McCoy, Joseph A. Buckhalt
    Pages 281-330
  11. Paul Weisberg, Richard A. Packer, Roberta S. Weisberg
    Pages 331-411
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 413-414

About this book


Mental retardation has probably existed for as long as mankind has inhabited the earth. References to seemingly retarded persons appear in Greek and Roman literature. Examination of Egyptian mummies suggests that some may have suffered from diseases associated with mental retardation. Mohammed advocated feeding and housing those without reason. There is other evidence for favorable attitudes toward the retarded in early history, but attitudes var­ ied from age to age and from country to country. The concept of remediation did not emerge until the nineteenth century. Earlier, in 1798, ltard published an account of his attempt to train the "wild boy of Aveyron." A rash of efforts to habilitate retarded persons followed. Training schools were developed in Europe and the United States in the 1800s; however, these early schools did not fulfill their promise, and by the end of the nineteenth century large, inhumane warehouses for retarded persons existed. The notion of habilitation through training had largely been abandoned and was not to reappear until after World War II.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Johnny L. Matson
    • 1
  • John R. McCartney
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Pittsburgh, School of MedicinePittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Jemison CenterPartlow State School and HospitalTuscaloosaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4615-7132-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-7130-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-7820
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