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ERIC Number: EJ797457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Cutoff Scores, Norms and Patterns of Feeding Problems for the Screening Tool of fEeding Problems (STEP) for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Matson, Johnny L.; Fodstad, Jill C.; Boisjoli, Jessica A.
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v29 n4 p363-372 Jul-Aug 2008
Independent living is a goal for everyone, but often persons with intellectual disabilities (ID) have major challenges in this respect. In fact, deficits in daily living skills are a hallmark of the condition. One of the most serious and potentially problematic of the independent living skills is difficulties or irregularities in eating. These problems can not only effect independence but they can result in more restrictive living conditions, poor nutrition, choking, aspiration, or even death. Given the serious nature of the disorder, it points to the need for adequate screening and diagnosis of such problems. The present study reports on the STEP and the development of cutoff scores and norms for the scale. Possible applications of these data for real world problems of person with ID are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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