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Assessment of Adaptive Behavior of Some Children with Mental Retardation in Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.advisor Umer, Yusuf (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Behutiye, Nema
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-09T08:34:03Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-09T08:34:03Z
dc.date.issued 2000-05
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/11421
dc.description.abstract Assessment of individual children's needs and potential abilities at early period of development has central importance for their over all development. It is more advantageous for children with mental retardation. On the other hand, effective assessment involves formulated identification techniques and appropriate instruments. This study attempts to asses adaptive behavior of children with mental retardation; understandings of their parents and teachers about mental retardation and treatment of the children in view. Adapted behavior scale and originally developed interview for parents and teachers of the children were used for data collection. The instruments used were validated and piloted. Sample informants were selected through purposive sampling. Three regions, three special education unit and one parent of each child were included in the sample. The findings indicate, prior to the intervention that all children experienced severe deficits in independent functioning characteristics. skills and other adaptive behavioral Since the intervention, however, they have made substantial improvements in many of the adaptive behavior aspects mainly in independent functioning, physical development and social maturity. In general, the children's performances show progress and difference by level of retardation. To this end, both parents and teachers' understanding seems to deserve desirable attention of he government. The adapted behavior scale appeared reliable and employable. It is believed that the document and the adapted behavior scale can serve as a resource material and working document for special educators and others en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Mental Retardation in Ethiopia en_US
dc.title Assessment of Adaptive Behavior of Some Children with Mental Retardation in Ethiopia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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