SPE MODULE SEVEN OVERVIEW Abstract The current study examines the impact a child with mental retardation has on the family. Social and ethical issues of mental retardation in relation to families and society are also identified along with a resolution proposal. Findings of the current study reveal that the impact on families is best understood in psychological and emotional terms. Parents also have special needs when it comes to helping a child with mental retardation learn and become independent. Solutions, therefore, should be directed at helping parents learn how to network, referring parents to quality services, and being sensitive to their psychological and emotional needs. The current study also concludes that resolutions to ethical...The end:
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