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Parents of 24 mentally retarded children completed a questionnaire about the quality and extent of medical services they received after the birth of their child. The physician or paediatrician was usually the first person who gave advice and information on mental retardation to the parents. Most...
SPEED AND ACCURACY IN THE CHOICE REACTION TIME OF MILDLY RETARDED ADULTS SOCIAL REINFORCEMENT OF THE WORKING BEHAVIOUR OF RETARDATES IN A REHABILITATION CENTRE VIGILANCE PERFORMANCE OF MILDLY MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN DISCRIMINATION, TRANSLATION, OR RESPONSE ORGANIZATION: A CLARIFICATION OF...
The results of a survey of mental retardation in the Cook Islands are presented. The need for the establishment of services for the mentally retarded is discussed. The close ties that the Cook Islands have with New Zealand have probably ameliorated some problems encountered elsewhere in Pacific...
In a group of 20 mentally retarded patients an interactional dominance hierarchy was obtained by observing the frequency of patient contacts, the duration of contact and the frequency of contact initiation. A hierarchy based on the initiation, and reception of agonistic behaviour was also...
A sharp pinch on the back of the hand, contingent upon hand in mouth behaviour was found to be an economical and effective aversive stimulus in a programme which successfully reduced compulsive hand in mouth behaviour related to vomiting and rumination over a 3 month period. Appropriate hand...
A series of experimental programs have been developed within the Granville Work Preparation Centre (GWPC) with the co-operation of the GWPC Research and Development Project, based at Macquarie University. Programs cover social competency, language development, instruction following, skill...
This study evolved out of a need for reliable and up to date information on the prescribing pattern, in a centre for the intellectually handicapped. The main purpose of this survey was to establish base line data, which can subsequently be used to evaluate changes in the extent and pattern of...
During a biochemical screening of mentally retarded people, two cases of Hartnup's disease were detected. Biochemical studies revealed indi-canuria, hyperindoluria and hyperaminoaciduria. Both patients had skin rashes and cerebellar symptoms. It was noticed during remission that indole excretion...
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