TWENTY-YEAR FOLLOW-UP OF PUPILS IN A SPECIAL CLASS FOR THE MENTALLY RETARDED: A Study of a Complete School Community

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  • Aaron Bloch M.D.

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    1. Department of Pediatrics, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel
      Department of Pediatrics, Ministry of Health, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel 78306
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Department of Pediatrics, Ministry of Health, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel 78306

Abstract

Long-term individual follow-up of a class of 18 mildly mentally retarded pupils and of a larger group of their contemporaries—at three and at 20 years after primary school—raises questions about theories and assumptions that serve as a basis for educational and health policies affecting such students. The particular importance of interdisciplinary education and cooperation among professionals serving this population is stressed.

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