ERIC Number: ED346678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Decision Support System Development for the Treatment of Maladaptive Behaviors.
Hile, Matthew G.; Desrochers, Marcie N.
The Mental Retardation-Expert (MR-E) is a microcomputer based expert decision support system that provides practitioners with state of the art assistance in the treatment of aggressive, self injurious, and destructive behaviors displayed by individuals with mental retardation or developmental disabilities. This system, based on human experts and the current scientific literature, leads the practitioner through a functional assessment of the problem behaviors. Based on that analysis, the clinician is provided a variety of treatment suggestions, emphasizing the development of adaptive skills, which may be incorporated into the individualized treatment protocol. This paper focuses on the collection of decision support rules from human experts and on the assemblage of additional information, from the current behavioral treatment literature, to bolster and enhance those rules. (15 references) (Author)
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Aggression, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Decision Making, Evaluation Methods, Expert Systems, Intervention, Mental Retardation, Microcomputers, Self Mutilation
Matthew G. Hile, University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri Institute of Mental Health, 5247 Fyler Ave., St. Louis, MO 63139-1494.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Missouri Inst. of Mental Health.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (99th, San Francisco, CA, August 16-20, 1991).