Danubius International Conferences, 15th International Conference on European Integration - Realities and Perspectives

Psycho-Pedagogical Characteristics of Children with Intellectual Disabilities

Lacramioara Mocanu, Diana Pradaiș, Crina Clima
Last modified: 2020-04-10


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.

The special psycho-pedagogy of students with mental disabilities studies the problemmultiple of the in-depth knowledge, training and therapeutic education of these students, in the perspective of their gradual recovery and social integration, usually 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 complex information provided by medicine (pediatrics, infant neurology, ophthalmology, audiology, orthopedics, hygiene, etc.), psychology (all its branches), pedagogy, sociology , legal sciences, in the dynamic study of the personality of all forms of disability through deficiency and maladaptation."(R. Gheorghe, 2000).