EIRP Proceedings, Vol 15, No 1 (2020)

Psycho-Pedagogical Characteristics of Children with Intellectual Disabilities

Lăcrămioara Mocanu, Diana Pradaiș, Crina Crina


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 presenceand manifestation of a form of disability. The special psycho-pedagogy of students with mental disabilitiesstudies 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 owncommunity. 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 complexinformation provided by medicine (pediatrics, infant neurology, ophthalmology, audiology, orthopedics,hygiene, etc.), psychology (all its branches), pedagogy, sociology, legal sciences, in the dynamic study of thepersonality of all forms of disability through deficiency and maladaptation.” (Gheorghe, 2000).


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