Residential Environments and the Social Behavior of Handicapped Individuals

  • Sharon Landesman-Dwyer
Part of the Genesis of Behavior book series (GOBE, volume 4)


The theme of this book—social connections beyond the dyad—is one that is particularly relevant to the lives of handicapped individuals. From birth on, all children live in a world where their opportunities for social interaction and for learning depend on many others. For children with seriously handicapping conditions, this dependence on others constitutes one of the most salient features of their day-to-day lives. Compared with normal children, those who are handicapped are more likely to experience multiple disruptions in their primary dyadic relationships; yet theoretically, they are less able to adapt to the demands associated with environmental change.


Handicapped Child Residential Environment Behavioral Profile Handicapped Individual Mental Deficiency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sharon Landesman-Dwyer
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  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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