ERIC Number: ED107034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of the Adaptive Behavior of Retarded Individuals Successfully and Unsuccessfully Placed in Group Living Homes.
Taylor, James R.
Compared were the adaptive behavior and IQ scores of educable retarded persons 16- to 45-years-old who were successful (N=47) in group living. Scores of parts 1 and 2 of the Adaptive Behavior Scale, including domains of independent functioning, language development, antisocial behavior, and unacceptable or eccentric habits were correlated to house parents' determination of success or failure. Data indicated a significant difference between the two groups. Behavior domains linked to nonsuccessful group living included untrustworthy behavior, economic activity, and hyperactive tendencies. Results suggested the feasibility of insuring appropriate placement through behavior rating. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Council for Exceptional Children (51st, Dallas, Texas, April 1973)