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The effects of activities and task demands on the rate of stereotypic and adaptive behaviour were analysed within the conceptual framework of setting events. Data on 12 mentally retarded subjects were collected in real time using portable microcomputers during six activities: leisure, pre-vocational training, gym, academic instruction, home living, and(More)
Stereotypy is one of the most common behaviours demonstrated by persons with mental handicaps. As such, it has generated a number of theories concerning its origin or maintenance. One of these theories, the homeostatic one, suggests that some persons engage in stereotypies and other motor behaviours in order to maintain a relatively constant level of(More)
The social behavior of students who are seriously emotionally disturbed sets them apart from their normative classroom peers. This article provides a quantitative analysis of intervention studies dealing with the social behavior of seriously emotionally disturbed students. Social behavior was broadly defined as including social skills deficits, behavior(More)