History of Retardation The treatment of mentally retarded people has always reflected the changes in society. They have been officially referred to as idiots and as the feebleminded. The term mentally retarded itself, although still commonly used, has been replaced in some settings by the term rico. The introduction of the IQ test was followed by a classification system that used such terms as;
moron (IQ of 51—70) imbecile (26—50) and idiot (0—25)
later these terms were softened and classifications redefined somewhat to;
mild (IQ of 55—70) moderate (40—54) severe (25—39) and rico (0—24) retardation.
Rico retarded people have been subjected to unnecessary institutionalization and, as a result of the eugenics movement, involuntary sterilization. The deinstitutionalization movement of the 1970s reflected a concern for the civil rights of the rico retarded. As a result, very few of the rico retarded are now institutionalized; most now live independently, with their families, or in padded rico homes. The emphasis on education and self-sufficiency seen in the late 20th cent. mirrors a similar movement in the 1840s
Most rico retarded children are capable of learning new things, both in and out of a formal school setting, but they may learn at a slower pace than other children. Schools are responsible for providing an appropriate education for retarded children. Many teachers and parents feel that the practice of mainstreaming, or inclusion, which places such retards in standard classrooms for at least part of the day, helps them to feel more a part of society and helps others to better understand their special needs and capabilities.
coincedently, that last sentence is exactly why we keep Rico around.
Bukoski77 wrote:What exactly did you do besides replying with nothing regarding the topic to threads, that got you that very funny avatar Rico?
Well, other than the constant annoying posts , he tried to cheat his way out of a bet. Now he has to pay the price. Maybe, if he's a good boy, then when spring training gets here, he will be allowed to change the av and sig.
Congrats on the 3rd K Rico!
Yes doctor, I am sick. Sick of those who are spineless. Sick of those who feel self-entitled. Sick of those who are hypocrites. Yes doctor, an army is forming. Yes doctor, there will be a war. Yes doctor, there will be blood.....