ERIC Number: ED342807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Working Bibliography on Behavioral and Emotional Disorders and Assessment Instruments in Mental Retardation.
Aman, Michael G.
This working bibliography was compiled as part of an extensive review of instruments used for assessing behavioral and emotional disorders in persons with mental retardation. The literature search went back to the early 1970s and included computer searches as well as survey responses from 50 prominent workers in the field, responses from professional societies, and reviews of prominent journals in the mental retardation field. All publications that addressed mental retardation in conjunction with a behavioral, psychiatric, or emotional disorder were included. Reports describing instruments or critiquing instruments for assessing psychopathology or behavior disorders in mental retardation were included. In some cases these involved instruments that primarily concerned adaptive behavior; however, if such tools included one or more dimensions of maladaptive behavior, they were incorporated into the bibliography. Papers that primarily discussed the use of a treatment modality in managing psychiatric, behavioral, or emotional disorders were specifically not included. Articles addressing differential diagnosis were included, whereas papers not clearly pertinent to such diagnostic issues were excluded. Emphasis is on description, assessment, and epidemiology of psychiatric, behavior, or emotional problems in mentally retarded persons rather than treatment of such persons. The bibliography contains only publications in English, from 1970 through 1990 (with a few earlier exceptions). In all, 526 references are listed. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.