Effects of Community and Center-Based Settings on Alertness of Persons with Profound Mental Retardation
Setting Events; Profound Disabilities; Activity; Alertness
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
We studied effects of different settings on the behavior of persons with profound mental retardation. Adaptive (alert) and nonadaptive behaviors were observed in two community settings and a center setting. Results of the descriptive assessment showed that participants engaged in a higher percentage of adaptive behaviors and a lower percentage of nonadaptive behaviors in the “high stimulation” community setting. The results are discussed in light of environmental setting events on persons with profound mental retardation.
Browder, D. M.,
Mace, F. C.
(1993). Effects of Community and Center-Based Settings on Alertness of Persons with Profound Mental Retardation. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 26(3), 401-402.
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