Faculty Articles

Title

Effects of Community and Center-Based Settings on Alertness of Persons with Profound Mental Retardation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 1993

Publication Title

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

Volume

26

Issue/Number

3

First Page

401

ISSN

0021-8855

Last Page

402

Abstract/Excerpt

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.

DOI

10.1901/jaba.1993.26-401

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