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Colvin, Alex D.; Larke, Patricia J. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
This study investigated the factors that influence family members' decisions to seek placement for relatives with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (ID/DD) into state-supported living centers in Texas. The sample included 51 family caregivers between the ages of 26 and 95. Using descriptive statistics, correlation, and inferential…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Caregivers, Residential Programs, Family Influence
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Ng, Rowena; Lai, Philip; Levitin, Daniel J.; Bellugi, Ursula – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
Williams syndrome (WS) is a neurogenetic developmental disorder characterized by peaks and valleys of cognitive abilities. One peak that has been understudied is the affinity that many individuals with WS have with music. It remains unknown whether their high levels of musical interest, skill, and expressivity are related to their sociable…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Cognitive Ability
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Geier, David A.; Kern, Janet K.; Geier, Mark R. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate scores generated from the Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC), a parent-rated measure, and those derived from professionally completed Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) evaluations. A cohort of 56 participants diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder was used for the study, and each child was…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Check Lists, Rating Scales, Evaluation Methods
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Leeb, Rebecca T.; Bitsko, Rebecca H.; Merrick, Melissa T.; Armour, Brian S. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2012
In this article we review the empirical evidence for the presumptions that children with disabilities are at increased risk for child maltreatment, and parents with disabilities are more likely to perpetrate child abuse and neglect. Challenges to the epidemiological examination of the prevalence of child maltreatment and disabilities are…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Caregivers, Disabilities, Parent Child Relationship
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Noone, Stephen J.; Hastings, Richard P. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2011
There is growing evidence that acceptance and mindfulness interventions for support staff in intellectual disability (ID) services can have beneficial mental health outcomes for staff themselves and individuals with ID. However, there are few data focusing on the relevance of related psychological processes for support staff well-being. The…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Social Services, Employees, Adults
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Sarimski, Klaus – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
The relationship of temperament, atypical behaviors, and adaptive behavior of young boys with Fragile X syndrome on mothers' parenting stress was analyzed. Twenty-six boys with Fragile X syndrome (30-88 months of age) participated. The overall development of the participants was significantly delayed with a specific profile of adaptive behaviors…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Early Intervention, Mother Attitudes, Hyperactivity
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Lamoureux-Hebert, Melanie; Morin, Diane; Crocker, Anne – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
This exploratory study examined relationships between support needs assessed with the French version of the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS; Thompson et al., 2004) and challenging behaviors as assessed with the Scales of Independent Behavior-Revised (Bruininks, Woodcock, Weatherman, & Hill, 1996). The Sample included 191 persons between 16 and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mild Mental Retardation, Moderate Mental Retardation, Student Needs
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Matson, Johnny L.; Wilkins, Jonathan; Macken, Jennifer – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2009
Challenging behaviors were assessed in 313 children, and it was demonstrated that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) exhibited greater levels of challenging behavior than both normally developing controls and children with psychopathology or atypical development. Next, we examined the relation between challenging behaviors and symptoms…
Descriptors: Autism, Psychopathology, Severity (of Disability), Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Tenneij, Nienke; Didden, Robert; Veltkamp, Eline; Koot, Hans M. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2009
In this study, psychometric properties of the Health of the Nation Outcome scales (HoNOS) and Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for People with Learning Disabilities (HoNOS-LD) were investigated in a sample (n = 79) of (young) adults with mild to borderline intellectual disability (ID) and severe behavior and mental health problems who were…
Descriptors: Mild Mental Retardation, Young Adults, Predictive Validity, Behavior Disorders
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Matson, Johnny L.; Rivet, Tessa T. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2008
This study was designed to establish the initial psychometric properties of the first scale specifically developed for behavior problems of adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID). The Autism Spectrum Disorders-Behavior Problems for Adults (ASD-BPA) consists of 20 items in which raters indicate if each item is…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Self Destructive Behavior, Mental Retardation, Autism
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Witwer, Andrea N.; Lecavalier, Luc – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2008
The purpose of this literature review was to summarize studies examining risk factors, markers, and correlates of psychopathology in youngsters with intellectual disability. A total of 26 studies met inclusion criteria and were reviewed. Due to the limitations of research methods (i.e., not establishing precedence), no risk factors were…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Mental Retardation, Research Methodology, Emotional Disturbances
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Muller, Christoph M.; Nussbeck, Susanne – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2008
This study investigated whether children with high-functioning autism/Asperger's syndrome have a different spontaneous processing style than typically developing children, that is, a style where they prefer details over meaning. Participants were 25 children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and 25 typically developing children matched by age,…
Descriptors: Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children
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Hartley, Sigan L.; MacLean, William E., Jr. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2008
Adults with mild intellectual disability (ID) experience stressful social interactions and often utilize maladaptive coping strategies to manage these interactions. We investigated the specific types of "Active and Avoidant" coping strategies reported by 114 adults with mild ID to deal with stressful social interactions. Open-ended…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Coping, Adults, Stress Variables
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