Educator satisfaction, behaviour disorders and psychoeducational profile in young Indians with intellectual disabilities
Swiss Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry
Swiss and Indian professionals have joined forces to develop better strategies for improving care of people with intellectual disability (ID). The purpose of this research is to investigate the relationship between behavioural disorders, the feelings of satisfaction that educators have about the care process, and educators' perceived effectiveness of the care for people with ID. In addition, we investigated the relationship between behavioural disorders and various life skills in people with
... s in people with ID. Subjects included 27 Indian adults with ID living in an institution in India. Professional educators of these adults with ID filled out visual analogue scales on their satisfaction with and perceptions of the effectiveness of care, and provided an assessment of the behavioural disorders of the subjects. The Psychoeducational Profile Revised (PEP-R; Schopler, 1990) was then used to assess subjects' social, behaviour and cognitive skills. We observed significant negative correlations between motor stereotypies and PEP-R subscales "relationships/emotions" and "play / interest in materials". A significant positive correlation was found between the "inappropriate language" behavioural disorder and educators' satisfaction of the care. Possible implications of these results are discussed.