Filter results

Register/log in to your SCIE account to use the search filters below

Search results for ‘Publisher:"american association of mental retardation"’ Sort:  

Results 1 - 5 of 5

Journal article

Behavioral treatment of challenging behaviors in individuals with mild mental retardation: meta-analysis of single-subject research

Authors:
DIDDEN Robert, et al
Journal article citation:
American Journal on Mental Retardation, 111(4), July 2006, pp.290-298.
Publisher:
American Association of Mental Retardation

A meta-analytic study of the effectiveness of behavioural and psychotherapeutic treatments for challenging behaviours in individuals with mild learning disabilities is reported. For each of 133 comparisons in 80 studies, two effect sizes were calculated: PND (percentage of non-overlapping data) and PZD (percentage of zero data). Overall, behavioural interventions were shown to be effective (PND = 75%; PNZ = 35%). Studies with experimental designs and methods of experimental functional analysis produced significantly larger PNDs than those using less methodologically rigorous designs and descriptive methods. However, the review is limited because the majority of studies referred to children and adolescents in residential settings, and the applicability of the findings to adults and to different settings is in doubt.

Journal

American Journal on Mental Retardation

Publisher:
American Association of Mental Retardation

The AJMR reports current and critical research in biological, behavioural, and educational sciences. It is a singular, multidisciplinary resource in the causes, treatment, and prevention of mental retardation. The AJMR is targeted for researchers, clinicians, practitioners, students, and other professionals in mental retardation and related disabilities. The journal is now titled the American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AJIDD). Coverage on Social Care Online from this journal is limited to relevant systematic reviews only.

Journal article

Meta-analysis of comparative studies of depression in mothers of children with and without developmental disabilities

Author:
SINGER George H.S.
Journal article citation:
American Journal on Mental Retardation, 111(3), May 2006, pp.155-169.
Publisher:
American Association of Mental Retardation

This meta-analysis computes effect sizes for 18 studies conducted between 1984 and 2003 in the USA or Canada. A weighted effect size of .39 indicates a higher level of depression in mothers of children with developmental disabilities, with the age of the child and the nature of the disability exercising moderating effects. A further analysis (described as common sense, but crude) finds that 29% of mothers of developmentally disabled children have elevated levels of depression. The fact that 71% are not depressed serves both as a corrective to blanket assumptions about the impact of parenting a disabled child, and suggests that well designed, proven interventions could help the minority of mothers in distress.

Book

Mental retardation: definition, classification, and systems of supports; workbook

Author:
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ON MENTAL RETARDATION
Publisher:
American Association on Mental Retardation
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
49p.
Place of publication:
Washington, DC

This book provides the background of the definition of mental retardation, demonstrates how to operationalise the process, and provides case studies and forms. The workbook and provides an overview of the definition and process, case studies, and forms.

Book

Foster family care for persons with mental retardation

Authors:
BORTHWICK-DUFFY Sharon, et al
Publisher:
American Association on Mental Retardation
Publication year:
1992
Pagination:
207p.,tables,diags.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
Washington, DC

Research study focusing on the factors that influence the development and quality of life of people with learning disabilities in foster care, with the objective of isolating characteristics of the individual and home environment that were likely to affect development and quality of life.

Key to icons

  • Free resource Free resource
  • Journal article Journal article
  • Book Book
  • Digital media Digital media
  • Journal Journal

Give us your feedback

Social Care Online continues to be developed in response to user feedback.

Contact us with your comments and for any problems using the website.

Sign up/login for more

Register/login to use standard search filters, access resource links, advanced search and email alerts