A matched comparison of the developmental growth of institutionalized and deinstitutionalized mentally retarded clients.

Seventy mentally retarded clients previously residing in a large state institution were matched with 70 clients who remained at the same institution. Clients were matched by sex, level of retardation, years institutionalized, self-care skills, age, and IQ. Developmental growth, operationally defined as adaptive behavior change using a research version of… CONTINUE READING