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This paper explores why Canadian government policies, particularly those related to obesity, are 'stuck' at promoting individual lifestyle change. Key concepts within complexity and critical theories are considered a basis for understanding the continued emphasis on lifestyle factors in spite of strong evidence indicating that a change in the environment… (More)
This paper addresses one of these important emerging problems--the fate of former hospitalized patients--and the policy issues that the problem raises. The discussion is derived from observations of the experience of the mental health system in the State of Hawaii, but the issues raised are of relevance to other states as well.
OBJECTIVE The health, personal life, and attitudes of case managers providing intensive services to severely mentally ill clients were evaluated to see how the managers changed over their first 18 months on the job. The authors report here on changes on major variables related to health status and job attitudes. METHODS A cohort of 82 case managers newly… (More)
This paper describes the circumstances leading to the development of the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities (ITPA) and discusses the malpractices in administration, scoring, and interpretation of the test. Certain relevant research endeavors are summarized and evaluated. These include (1) equivalence of the experimental and research editions, (2)… (More)
The major purpose of this study is to determine whether children assigned to classes for severe oral language handicaps in California by a multidisciplinary diagnostic team exhibit a characteristic ITPA performance profile or a number of distinct profiles. A factor analysis and a cluster analysis was made on the scores of 237 children. It was found that on… (More)
In the 1930s, researchers began clinical studies with children and, as a result, they developed multi-sensory methods to teach children to read and to achieve in other areas. Instruments of assessments were also developed. Many individuals contributed to this effort Many methods used today find their roots in the work of these people. Many will say their… (More)
HONORS AND AWARDS Finalist for Five-Star Faculty Award (1988). Selected as one of the five finalists for a University-wide award for outstanding faculty from the University Honors Committee. Faculty members are nominated and selected by students.
A cohort of 579 patients discharged from state mental hospitals in Kentucky during a one-year period was studied to determine the amount and nature of after-care services provided to them. A total of 319 received some form of attercare from community mental health centers during the two to three years after discharge. The majority received at least one… (More)
the effect of preschool experience on the mental and social development of young mentally retarded children. For this experiment I had selected three-, four-, and five-year-old children described by psychologists and pediatricians as mentally retarded. The children ranged in IQ from 37 to 80 on standardized intelligence tests. " When we started working with… (More)