A Parent-Teacher Administered Weight Reduction Program for Obese Down's Syndrome Adolescents
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Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
Six moderately retarded adolescents with Down's Syndrome participated in a parent-teacher administered behavioral weight reduction program. The program involved graduated exposure to a number of weight reduction techniques combined with external and self-administered reinforcement components over a 19-week treatment and maintenance period. All subjects achieved significant weight loss during treatment and maintenance phases. Twenty-six and fifty-two week follow-ups revealed that weight loss was maintained.