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The Frequency and Severity of Problem Behaviors Among Individuals with Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Mental Retardation from the Utah DSPD Dataset The Frequency and Severity of Problem Behaviors Among Individuals with Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Mental Retardation from the Utah DSPD Dataset

by Arp, Melanie Kay

Abstract (Summary)
The study reports on analyses of data collected from the Inventory for Client and Agency Planning (ICAP) for 5,859 children with Autism (n = 511), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI, n = 522), or Mental Retardation (MR, n = 4826) whose legal guardians applied for support services through the Utah Department of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD). Results indicate that the least to most frequent problem behaviors were (a) destructive to property, (b) hurtful to self, (c) hurtful to others, (d) socially offensive, (e) unusual habits, (f) withdrawal, (g) uncooperative, and (h) disruptive behaviors. The degree of severity varied from problem to problem, with uncooperative behaviors rated as most severe. Males displayed higher frequency and severity for all problem behaviors, except hurtful to self.
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School:Brigham Young University

School Location:USA - Utah

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:problem behaviors autism traumatic brain injury mental retardation family support services

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Date of Publication:06/15/2005

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