ERIC Number: EJ927548
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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Pica in Persons with Developmental Disabilities: Characteristics, Diagnosis, and Assessment
Matson, Johnny L.; Belva, Brian; Hattier, Megan A.; Matson, Michael L.
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v5 n4 p1459-1464 Oct-Dec 2011
Pica is a very serious and often life threatening problem which occurs largely in persons with developmental disabilities. The topic has received sporadic attention from researchers for several decades. This paper reviews definitions, diagnostic implications, causes, prevalence, and assessment methods that have been described in the research literature. A review of available studies is presented and the current state of our knowledge with respect to these areas is covered. The implication of these findings and future areas of research are discussed.
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Eating Disorders, Behavior Disorders, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Clinical Diagnosis, Evaluation Methods, Incidence, Etiology
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