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ERIC Number: EJ828657
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Patterns of Intellectual, Adaptive and Behavioral Functioning in Individuals with Mild Mental Retardation
Soenen, Sarah; Van Berckelaer-Onnes, Ina; Scholte, Evert
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v30 n3 p433-444 May-Jun 2009
Many researchers have studied the population of individuals with mild mental retardation (MIMR) as if it is a clear entity. Few researchers have investigated potential subtypes within the MIMR population. The purpose of the present study was to investigate which subtypes can be identified on the basis of intellectual, adaptive and behavioral functioning. Seventy-three individuals with MIMR were assessed on measures of intellectual, adaptive and behavioral functioning. An agglomerative hierarchical cluster-analytic technique was used to define potential subgroups with characteristic behavioral patterns. Four subtypes were identified. The behavioral patterns are described and implications for assessment are discussed. (Contains 5 figures and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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