Robertson, Janet M. and Emerson, Eric and Fowler, Stephanie and Letchford, Samantha and Mason, Heidi and Mason, Linda and Jones, Malcolm (1996) Residential special education for children with severely challenging behaviours : the views of parents. British Journal of Special Education, 23 (2). pp. 80-88. ISSN 0952-3383Full text not available from this repository.
Information was collected, through follow-up interviews with parents, on the impact of residential special education on forty-four children who attended a behaviourally-oriented school for children with severe learning disabilities and severely challenging behaviours. Parents noted significant improvements in self care and communication skills and reductions in challenging behaviour during their stay at the school. The majority also noted positive changes since their child left the school, although one in five parents noted a deterioration in challenging behaviour since placement ended. Postiive change at the school was attributed to behavioural programmes, staffing ratios and skills, consistency and intensity. However, since leaving, positive changes were attributed by parents to maturity. Accounts of parents are used to illustrate the variable patterns of overall change seen in the forty-four children.
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Journal of Special Education|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research|
|Deposited By:||Mr Richard Ingham|
|Deposited On:||26 Apr 2010 15:29|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 17:21|
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