Values, Preferences, and decisions in the care of children with developmental disabilities

J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1984 Apr;5(2):60-4.


This study compared values placed on functions relevant to the well-being of young developmentally handicapped children by parents, community members, and clinicians. Thirty-two (32) parents of developmentally handicapped children and 32 adult community members were sampled in this study. The results are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Developmental Disabilities / therapy*
  • Disabled Persons*
  • Education, Special
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Patient Care Planning*
  • Patient Care Team
  • Social Adjustment
  • Social Values*