Report from the Working Group on Improving Public Policies and Programs Affecting Persons with Mental Retardation and Other Developmental Disabilities. Report from the Working Group on Improving Public Policies and Programs Affecting Persons with Mental Retardation and Other Developmental Disabilities : Table 14

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: Table 14

Re:Developmental change associated with community placement
Title:Adaptive Behavior Changes of Group Home Residents
Authors:David Hanes and Marilyn Moen
Published:Mental Retardation
Date:August, 1976.
Method:Forty six adult group home residents with mental retardation were rated on the Adaptive Behavior Scale Part I over a period of one year. The ABS assesses 27 domain and subdomain areas concerning developmental skills covering a wide range of behavior. A students t-test used for comparing the residents rating in 1974-1975. A two-tailed t-test for correlated samples was computed on each of the domain and sub-domain areas on the ABS.
Summary of Findings:Significant improvements/gains were found in the area of independent functioning. In the domains of language development and socialization, significant differences in a positive direction were noted for the group. No differences were found in the domains or subdomains of physical development, responsibility, and economic activity.