A description of adaptive and maladaptive behaviour in children and adolescents with Cri-du-chat syndrome

Title

A description of adaptive and maladaptive behaviour in children and adolescents with Cri-du-chat syndrome

Creator

Teixeira Mctv; Emerich D R; Orsati F T; Rimerio R C; Gatto K R; Chappaz I O; Kim C A

Publisher

Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

Date

2011

Subject

adolescent; development; Rehabilitation; epidemiology; Neurology; child; Education & Educational Research; prevalence; Genetics & Heredity; individuals; Neurosciences &; Psychiatry; adults; behaviour; Cri-du-chat syndrome; behavioral problems; Cri-du-chat; trajectory; characteristics; maladaptive behaviors

Description

Background Psychological tests can be useful to record adaptive and maladaptive behaviours of children with intellectual disability. The objective of this study was to describe the adaptive and maladaptive behaviour of children and adolescents with Cri-du-chat syndrome. Methods The sample consisted of 10 children and adolescents with Cri-du-chat syndrome (mean chronological age = 11.3 years, mean mental age = 18 months). The developmental quotient was calculated through the Psychoeducational Profile - Revised. An observational protocol was used to record adaptive and maladaptive behaviours. Results The number of maladaptive behaviours observed was different among participants. However, all of them had high rates of adaptive behaviours, such as rule-following. Conclusions These results, though preliminary, justify that we continue to think about the need for psychoeducational interventions aimed at stimulating the repertoire of adaptive behaviours, in people with Cri-du-chat syndrome.

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Citation

Teixeira Mctv; Emerich D R; Orsati F T; Rimerio R C; Gatto K R; Chappaz I O; Kim C A, “A description of adaptive and maladaptive behaviour in children and adolescents with Cri-du-chat syndrome,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 2, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/16825.

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