Psycho-Pedagogical Characteristics of Children with Intellectual Disabilities

Author:L?cr?mioara Mocanu, Diana Pradai?, Crina Crina
Position:Associate Professor, PhD, Faculty of Communication and International Relations, Specialization Psychology, Danubius University of Galati, Romania/Professor, APIEU Bacau, Romania/Professor, APIEU Bacau, Romania
Pages:362-367
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Psycho-Pedagogical Characteristics of
Children with Intellectual Disabilities
Lăcrămioara Mocanu1, Diana Pradaiș2, Crina Crina3
Abstract: Sp ecial psycho-pedagogy is the science of the knowledge of psychic development (psychology
(special education) in order to realize the therapeutic education (special pedagogy) adapted to the presence
and manifestation of a form of disability. The special psycho-pedagogy of students with mental disabilities
studies the p roblemmultiple of the in-depth knowledge, training and therapeutic education of these students,
in the perspective of their gradual recovery and social integration, u sually in the usual contexts of their own
community. The complexity and interdisciplinarity of special psycho-pedagogy are underlined, for example,
in the following definition: Special psycho-pedagogy is a synthesis science, which uses the co mplex
information provided by medicine (pediatrics, infant neurology, ophthalmology, audiology, orthopedics,
hygiene, etc.), psychology (all its b ranches), pedagogy, sociology, legal sciences, in the dynamic study of the
personality of all forms of disability through deficiency and maladaptation.(Gheorghe, 2000).
Keywords: psychic development; special psycho-pedagogy; sociology
Having a mental disorder isnt easy and its even
harder when people assume you cant just over it
1. Introduction
“Special psychopedagogy or defectology, is a science that deals withpersons with disabilities, the
study of psychic particularities, their education and education, their psychic evolution and
development, the corrective remedial modalities, to capitalize on the existing human potential and to
train their personality, with a view to social and professional integration as appropriate. “(Verza,
1995, p. 3).
Special psycho-pedagogy is the science of the knowledge of psychic development (psychology
(special education) in order to realize the therapeutic education (special pedagogy) adapted to the
presence and manifestation of a form of disability.
1 Associate Professor, PhD, Faculty of Communication and International Relations, Specialization Psychology, Danubius
University of Galati, Romania, Address: 3 Galati Blvd., 800654 Galati, Romania, Tel.: +40372361102, Fax: +40372361290,
Corresponding author: lacramioaramocanu@univ-danubius.ro.
2 Professor, APIEU Bacau, Romania, Address: 33, Str. Mihai Eminescu, Bacau, Romania.
3 Professor, APIEU Bacau, Romania, Address: 33, Str. Mihai Eminescu, Bacau, Romania.

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