Child life services and persons with mental retardation

Ted Kastner, Debra L. Friedman, Donna Rice O'Brien, Karlene Albrecht

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We admitted an adult with mental retardation and an eating disorder to a pediatric inpatient unit. Child life services were a core feature in the assessment and treatment of the patient. The role of child life services in the care of persons with mental retardation should be expanded.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-200
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1989


  • Child life services
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Mental retardation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Kastner, T., Friedman, D. L., O'Brien, D. R., & Albrecht, K. (1989). Child life services and persons with mental retardation. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 10(4), 198-200.