ERIC Number: EJ627906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Characterization of Self-Injurious Behaviors in Children and Adults with Smith-Magenis Syndrome.
Finucane, Brenda; Dirrigl, Karen Haines; Simon, Elliot W.
American Journal on Mental Retardation, v106 n1 p52-58 Jan 2001
This study examined the prevalence and severity of self-injurious behavior (SIB) in 29 children and adults with Smith-Magenis syndrome, a genetic disorder usually involving moderate mental retardation. Findings confirmed the near universal presence of SIB in this population. The overall prevalence of SIB increased with age. Number of types of SIB exhibited correlated with age and level of intellectual functioning. (Contains references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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