Use of Behavior Therapy with the Mentally Retarded in Community Settings

  • William I. Gardner
  • Christine L. Cole


As noted earlier in Chapter 2, the mentally retarded have an increased susceptibility to the development of various behavioral and emotional difficulties. Surveys of community clinics serving mentally retarded children suggest a high prevalence of mental health difficulties.1,2 Other studies of mentally retarded individuals living in the community have reported a 20%–35% and higher frequency of behavioral and emotional disturbances.3,4 Recent reports also suggest that a wide range of problems are present in the mentally retarded served by community developmental disability and mental health services.5,6


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Authors and Affiliations

  • William I. Gardner
    • 1
  • Christine L. Cole
    • 1
  1. 1.Waisman Center on Mental Retardation and Human DevelopmentUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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