Title

Successful Weight Loss Techniques with Mentally Retarded Children and Youth

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

7 p.

Publication Date

11-1982

Publisher

Council for Exceptional Children

Source Publication

Exceptional Children

Source ISSN

0014-4029

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.