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The impact of tokens reinforcement on the learning of speech in the severely mentally retarded pupils presentation

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. Government policy on Special Education, which is in fact compatible with the International opinion (UN Standard Rules, 1993), encourages equalisation of opportunities for children with disabilities, including those with mental retardation. Equalisation of opportunities is a concept that centres on moral issues such as the principle of equal rights. The principle of equal rights implies that the needs of each and every child with mental retardation are of equal importance and that these rights must be taken into consideration in planning of educational needs of the child as this ensures that every child is given an equal opportunity to participate actively in the learning process.

Author:
Betty Mzumara N.M and Charity Chibwe Mbolela Bwalya
URL:
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Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
communication    Disability    distance education    mentally retarded pupils    speech disorders    Teacher training in Africa   

 
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