Psycho-Pedagogical Characteristics of Children with Intellectual Disabilities


  • Lacramioara Mocanu Danubius University of Galati
  • Diana Pradais APIEU Bacau
  • Crina Crina APIEU Bacau


psychic development; special psycho-pedagogy; sociology


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.” (Gheorghe, 2000).

Author Biographies

Lacramioara Mocanu, Danubius University of Galati

Associate Professor, PhD, Faculty of Communication and International Relations, Specialization Psychology

Diana Pradais, APIEU Bacau


Crina Crina, APIEU Bacau



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