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Professionals, mentally handicapped children and confidential files
The professional files kept on ESN (S) children contain self-contradictory justifications for school placements; damaging social stereotyping; moral evaluation of parents; professional procedures involving circularity of ...
Reasons for assessment: rhetoric and reality in the assessment of children with severe learning difficulties.
(Open University Press, 1987)
This chapter is based on research carried out by Simon Dyson in the early 1980s into the problems facing the parents of children with mental handicaps, particularly in their contact with professionals. In the first part ...