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ERIC Number: EJ896226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1555-7855
Towards Hybrid Therapeutic Strategies in Intellectual Disabilities
Rondal, Jean-A.; Lang, Sc.
International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, v5 n3-4 p270-277 2009
I present and discuss what I see as a decisive convergence between future (no longer science fiction) genetic therapies in human beings with intellectual disabilities and standard (so to speak) neurobehavioral interventions. This crossing will lead to a radical modification in the life prospect of people with intellectual disability from genetic origin. Changing their previous biological status into a condition that can be substantially improved with refined knowledge and technical tools. Such a change, in the longer turn, could impact on ordinary people's conceptions and henceforth attitudes regarding the persons with intellectual disabilities. It might gradually lead to a reversal of the present trend of pregnancy termination following a confirmed diagnosis of genetic syndrome, significantly favoring instead a "let live and help" moral and social attitude.
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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