Mansell, J. (1994) Specialized group homes for persons with severe or profound mental-retardation and serious problem behavior in England. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 15 (5). pp. 371-388. ISSN 0891-4222.
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Thirteen people with severe or profound mental retardation identified by their local service agencies as presenting the most serious problem behaviour were transferred from institutional care to specialized group homes. A multiple time-series design and direct observation were used to evaluate whether there was any change in their level of participation in meaningful activity; social interaction and problem behaviour were also observed. Participation increased significantly on transfer and included a wider range of activities. The majority of participants did not increase their major problem behaviour. The results support the view that individualised community-based placements can replace institutions for this group of clients.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard|
|Depositing User:||O.O. Odanye|
|Date Deposited:||07 Jul 2009 20:43|
|Last Modified:||07 Jul 2009 20:43|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/19875 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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