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The Camberwell Cohort 25 Years On: Characteristics and Changes in Skills Over Time

Beadle-Brown, Julie, Murphy, Glynis H., Wing, Lorna (2006) The Camberwell Cohort 25 Years On: Characteristics and Changes in Skills Over Time. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 19 (4). pp. 317-329. E-ISSN 1468-3148. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-3148.2006.00289.x) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Background This study presents data on the characteristics of the Camberwell Cohort, 25 years after they were first assessed in the 1970s [Wing & Gould (1979) Journal of Autism and Childhood Schizophrenia vol. 9, pp. 11-29]. It also presents data on changes over time which adds to that presented in Beadle-Brown et al. [Journal of Intellectual Disability Research (2000) vol. 32, pp. 195-206]. Methods Measures of level of skills, ability and behaviour, including self-care, educational, social skills, cognitive ability and challenging behaviour, were conducted with as many of the cohort as possible. In addition, background information was collected on diagnosis, placement history, daytime activity and family contact. Results The cohort (n = 91) now aged between 27 and 42 years were living mostly in the community (68%) or with their parents (27%). Sixty-four per cent of the sample who could be tested (n = 36) had an IQ below 50, 73% were socially impaired and 72% had some form of autistic spectrum disorder. There were few changes over time between time 2 (1980s) and time 3 - as reported in Beadle-Brown et al., most changes occurred during childhood and early adolescence. However, for those who had been in institutional care for more than 3 years, there were a number of self-care skills which significantly increased between time 2 and time 3 (after a move into the community).

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1468-3148.2006.00289.x
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: ST - The Camberwell Cohort 25 Years On: Characteristics and Changes in Skills Over Time [Field not mapped to EPrints] L1 - http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1468-3148.2005.00289.x [Field not mapped to EPrints] LB - 4691 [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: autism;outcome changes in skills;severe intellectual disability;social impairment
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Julie Beadle-Brown
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2015 19:45 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 08:57 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29327 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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