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Bell, Dorothy M.; Espie, Colin A. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2003
A woman with Down syndrome, who had shown selective mutism for more than 14 years, successfully participated in a program designed to reinforce communication and gradually increase the number of words spoken to one person and then to others. Nonaversive behavior methods were used and response initiative procedures were developed. (Contains…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Case Studies, Communication Skills
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Bell, Dorothy M.; Espie, Colin A. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2002
People with learning disabilities who also exhibit challenging behaviour live in a social context that should be considered in order to understand and deal with their behaviours. This context includes the characteristics of staff members, and their satisfaction with the whole culture and environment in which they work. The social context will also…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Behavior Disorders, Males, Employee Attitudes