A review of research on procedures for teaching safety skills to persons with developmental disabilities.

  title={A review of research on procedures for teaching safety skills to persons with developmental disabilities.},
  author={Dennis R. Dixon and Ryan Bergstrom and Marlena N Smith and Jonathan Tarbox},
  journal={Research in developmental disabilities},
  volume={31 5},
Safety skills are an important but often neglected area of training for persons with developmental disabilities (DD). The present study reviewed the literature on teaching safety skills to persons with DD. Safety skills involve a variety of behaviors such as knowing how to cross the street or what to do in case of a house fire. A number of studies have been conducted on teaching these skills to individuals with DD. The studies reviewed have varying degrees of success and demonstrate varying… CONTINUE READING

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