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ERIC Number: EJ1006288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1934-9556
Considering Context: An Integrative Concept for Promoting Outcomes in the Intellectual Disability Field
Shogren, Karrie A.
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v51 n2 p132-137 Apr 2013
In light of the rapid evolution of research, policy, and practice in the intellectual disability (ID) field resulting from shifts in our conceptualization of disability and in frameworks for the diagnosis and classification of ID, systematic consideration of the multiple, interrelated contextual factors that impact research, policy, and practice are necessary to achieve valued outcomes for individuals with disabilities, their families, and society. The purpose of this article is to introduce a recently developed consensus definition of context and elaborate on application of this definition to research, practice, and policy in the ID field, with a specific focus on how context may be able to serve as an integrative concept to support the attainment of valued outcomes in the disability field for individuals with disabilities, their families, and society.
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. P.O. Box 7065, Lawrence, KS 66044-7065. Tel: 785-843-1235; Fax: 785-843-1274; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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