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Successful Weight Loss Techniques with Mentally Retarded Children and Youth
Exceptional Children
  • Robert A. Fox, Marquette University
  • Harvey Switzky, Northern Illinois University
  • Anthony F. Rotatori, Northern Illinois University
  • Phil Vitkus, Northern Illinois University
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
7 p.
Publication Date
11-1-1982
Publisher
Council for Exceptional Children
Abstract

This article describes obesity and its treatment in mentally retarded children and youth. The major cause of obesity and commonly associated syndromes in the retarded are discussed. Traditional treatment approaches, such as psychotherapy, caloric restriction, increased activity, and anorexiant drugs are discussed. Contemporary behavioral approaches to the obese retarded population are reviewed. Implications for practitioners beginning a weight control program are delineated.

Comments

Exceptional Children, Vol. 49, No. 3 (November 1982): 238-244. Publisher Link.

Citation Information
Robert A. Fox, Harvey Switzky, Anthony F. Rotatori and Phil Vitkus. "Successful Weight Loss Techniques with Mentally Retarded Children and Youth" Exceptional Children (1982) ISSN: 0014-4029
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_fox/138/