Child life services and persons with mental retardation

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

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Abstract

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
Volume10
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Inpatients
Pediatrics
Therapeutics
Feeding and Eating Disorders

Keywords

  • Child life services
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Mental retardation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Psychology(all)

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Child life services and persons with mental retardation. / Kastner, Theodore A.; Friedman, Debra L.; O'Brien, Donna Rice; Albrecht, Karlene.

In: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Vol. 10, No. 4, 1989, p. 198-200.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kastner, TA, Friedman, DL, O'Brien, DR & Albrecht, K 1989, 'Child life services and persons with mental retardation', Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 198-200.
Kastner, Theodore A. ; Friedman, Debra L. ; O'Brien, Donna Rice ; Albrecht, Karlene. / Child life services and persons with mental retardation. In: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 1989 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 198-200.
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