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Prevalence and Implications of Maladaptive Behaviors and Dual Diagnosis in Residential and Other Service Programs

  • Robert H. Bruininks
  • Bradley K. Hill
  • Lanny E. Morreau
Part of the Disorders of Human Learning, Behavior, and Communication book series (HUMAN LEARNING)

Abstract

Maladaptive behaviors among mentally retarded people present service problems that act a serious barriers to their personal development and to opportunities for social integration. Given the seriousness of this issue, there is clearly a need to describe the extent and nature of problems or maladaptive behaviors, including the incidence of dual diagnosis of mental retardation and mental illness, among retarded individuals. This concern has often been expressed by service personnel in studies that assess their training needs (Bruininks, Thurlow, Nelson, & Davis, 1984). It is also evident from numerous research reports over a 50-year period that serious maladaptive behaviors among mentally retarded people limit their development of adaptive skills and their integration into schools, families, residential placements, employment, and social settings.

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Problem Behavior Disruptive Behavior Maladaptive Behavior Dual Diagnosis Private Facility 
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  • Robert H. Bruininks
  • Bradley K. Hill
  • Lanny E. Morreau

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