Integrating supports in assessment and planning

James R. Thompson, Carolyn Hughes, Robert L. Schalock, Wayne Silverman, Marc J. Tassé, Brian Bryant, Ellis M. Craig, Edward M. Campbell

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A systematic approach for addressing the support needs of persons with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities is presented and a new scale to measure individual differences in support needs described. The process employed in developing the scale is explained, including the establishment of a typology of support areas that was drawn from a review of the professional literature, a validation process using Q-sort methodology, and a pilot field test. Critical issues and practical challenges associated with efforts to measure and address the support needs of individuals are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)390-405
Number of pages16
JournalMental Retardation
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions(all)


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