Open Access Graduate Research Paper
A great deal of research in behavior modification has been devoted to the subject of training the profoundly, severely, and moderately retarded in self-care skills. Training self-care skills includes toileting, dressing, and eating; its goal is that retarded individuals will independently toilet, clothe, and feed themselves. The goal of this paper will be to synthesize through literature review, the multitude of information on self-care skills training into a clear account of what has been accomplished in this area, and what weaknesses remain. The literature review will focus on research conducted in institutions housing profoundly, severely, and moderately retarded populations of both sexes who are five to thirty-eight years of age. Implications made will be discussed regarding behavior modification techniques for institutional settings.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
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©1983 Carl R. Heilman
Heilman, Carl R., "Teaching self-care skills to the mentally retarded" (1983). Graduate Research Papers. 2545.