ERIC Number: EJ347336
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Post-School Adjustment of Mentally Retarded Persons with Psychiatric Disorders: A Ten-Year Follow-Up.
Linden, Barbara E.; Forness, Steven R.
Education and Training of the Mentally Retarded, v21 n3 p157-64 Sep 1986
Follow-up study of mildly mentally retarded adults (N=40) hospitalized as adolescents for psychiatric disorders 10 years earlier rated 30 percent as having "fair to good" vocational and social adjustment; 42.5 percent indicated "marginal" adjustment. These ratings were poorer than those found for mentally retarded individuals without psychiatric disorders and nonretarded psychiatric patients. (CB)
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Adjustment (to Environment), Adults, Comparative Analysis, Education Work Relationship, Emotional Disturbances, Followup Studies, Hospitalized Children, Interpersonal Competence, Mild Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities, Social Adjustment, Vocational Adjustment
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A