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ERIC Number: ED404817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Pages: 13
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The Influence of Integrative Gestalt Therapy on Acquisition of Daily Life Skills and Habits.
Zic, Anamarija; And Others
This study evaluated the effects of Integrative Gestalt Therapy on the intellectual aspects of social competence in 13 children, ages 7 to 11, living in Zagreb, Croatia. These children had intellectual disabilities (IQ 54 to 84) as well as psychological and/or behavior problems. Integrative Gestalt Therapy emphasizes the wholeness of a person's body, intellect, and soul in the social and ecological environment in which the individual is embedded. Subjects were given the American Association of Mental Deficiency (AAMD) Adaptive Behavior Scale (Part I), which measures acquisition of daily life skills and habits in 10 areas. The AAMD Scale was translated into Croatian, adapted, and standardized. Subjects received weekly 90-minute sessions for one school-year of integrative group therapy, which had the basic aim of encouraging the process of maturation. Results indicated that children receiving the therapy program made significant progress in the intellectual aspects of social intelligence when compared with the normative sample. (Contains 21 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Croatia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Adaptive Behavior Scale