The Modern Management of Mental Handicap

A Manual of Practice

  • G. B. Simon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. J. Jancar, G. B. Simon
    Pages 7-13
  3. V. A. Cowie
    Pages 15-28
  4. C. Williams
    Pages 43-64
  5. J. C. N. Tibbits
    Pages 65-93
  6. B. I. Sacks
    Pages 95-120
  7. G. B. Simon
    Pages 121-130
  8. D. M. Ricks
    Pages 131-150
  9. M. Walker
    Pages 151-173
  10. N. B. Crawford
    Pages 175-187
  11. Leslie Marks
    Pages 203-227
  12. A. Craft, M. Craft
    Pages 255-272
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 301-309

About this book


The aim of this book is to provide parents, staff and others involved with mentally handicapped children and adults with up­ to-date basic information and advice in their management. Methods of care, treatment and management of a heterogeneous group of people such as the mentally handicapped must of necessity include many disciplines if they are to be given an adequate service. This book is an attempt to bring the knowledge and experience of many people together. The size of the book could have been increased to include more detail on other aspects of the subject but this might easily have diminished its value as a convenient reference to as wide a readership as possible, both professional and non-professional. The contents deal essentially with the needs of the severely mentally handicapped and should have an application in most parts of the world. Much of the information and advice on services, and on treatment and management, is based on the experience of specialists working in the United Kingdom, this now being standard practice in most parts of the world.


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Editors and affiliations

  • G. B. Simon
    • 1
  1. 1.The British Institute of Mental HandicapUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-7202-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-7200-4
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