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Quality of life : evaluating services for people with intellectual disability


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McVilly, Keith R (1997) Quality of life : evaluating services for people with intellectual disability. Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Intellectual disability is discussed in terms of both characteristics
inherent in the individual and a state determined by the interaction of the
individual with their environment. Criticisms of psychometric and
etiological categorisation are given. It is proposed that the process of
habilitation be best served by a focus on the development of the person's
skills of adaptive behaviour. Furthermore, the principles of Social Role
Valorization (S.R.V.) as they are applied to the development of supported
employment options are proposed as a means of remediating the effects
of intellectual disability, by fostering the development of adaptive skills.
It is argued that the principles of S.R.V. can be effectively applied in the
development of institutional services as well as in community-based
settings, and that they are applicable to the development of services for
people with even severe degrees of intellectual disability.

Item Type: Thesis (Unspecified)
Keywords: People with mental disabilities, People with mental disabilities, People with mental disabilities
Copyright Holders: The Author
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Thesis (M.Psych.)--University of Tasmania, 1997. Includes bibliographical references

Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2014 02:38
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2016 05:55
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