ERIC Number: EJ911882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
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Person-Centered Planning: Analysis of Research and Effectiveness
Claes, Claudia; Van Hove, Geert; Vandevelde, Stijn; van Loon, Jos; Schalock, Robert L.
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v48 n6 p432-453 Dec 2010
Person-centered planning is a well known and widely used approach to individual program planning in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Its purpose is to develop collaborative supports focused on community presence, community participation, positive relationships, respect, and competence. Because there is little research on its effectiveness, our purpose here was to (a) review the current status of effectiveness research; (b) describe its effectiveness in terms of outcomes or results; and (c) discuss the effectiveness of person-centered planning in relation to evidence-based practices. Analyzed studies suggest that, overall, this planning has a positive, but moderate, impact on personal outcomes for this population. The body of evidence provided in this review is weak with regard to criteria for evidence-based research.
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Community Involvement, Developmental Disabilities, Program Development, Self Determination, Cooperative Planning, Interpersonal Relationship, Competence, Program Effectiveness, Community Programs, Research
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: AJMR@allenpress.com; Web site: http://aamr.allenpress.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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