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This paper describes the results of an epidemiological survey focused upon people with mental handicap who show behaviour problems. The survey was carried out in seven Health Districts in the North West. An operational definition of behaviour problems is constructed which is based on the use of...
Although there is widespread acceptance that services should be evaluated there is little evidence that evaluations have much influence on services. This study reports an evaluation which was designed specifically to influence development in a residential service for adults with mental handicap....
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The use of procedures which minimise the making of errors is a popular method of teaching skills to people with learning disability. The origin of this approach can be traced to two distinct sources: the work of B.F. Skinner on programmed learning, and the work of H.S. Terrace on discrimination...
Estimates of the economic costs of a random sample of 123 community residential facilities for people with a mental handicap in England are presented. Total resource costs, including capital, average £38 per resident day and range from £16 per day to over £90 per day. Costs vary across the four...
The quality of life of eleven individuals with a severe and profound mental handicap who moved from a hostel to two small group homes was evaluated. Multiple measures of progress were taken over a period of two years. The lifestyle of the individuals showed significant improvements. Overall they...
The two experiments in this study compared the effectiveness of individual teaching and room management conditions in increasing the amount of time spent providing individual tuition to two groups of adult students with mental handicaps. Although such tuition was increased in the individual...
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