The effects of rehabilitation on intellectually-disabled people - a systematic review

  title={The effects of rehabilitation on intellectually-disabled people - a systematic review},
  author={Ernest J. Sechoaro and B. Scrooby and D. Koen},
  journal={Health Sa Gesondheid},
Background: Rehabilitation has emerged as a comprehensive approach to addressing intellectually-disabled peoples’ skill deficits, improving competencies and facilitating optimal functioning in order to provide the greatest possible measure of social and economic participation, self-reliance and independence. Objective: To synthesise critically and summarise the best available evidence of the effects of rehabilitation on intellectually-disabled people. Method: Literature searches of different… Expand

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