A model interdisciplinary diagnostic and treatment nursery.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A model interdisciplinary diagnostic and treatment nursery program for developmentally disabled children is objectively described to enable documentation of effectiveness and replication. The major components of the program were the parent-professional partnership and the objective specification by the interdisciplinary team of problems, treatment plan, and treatment methods for each youngster. The concept of efficiency index is used to document and compare program effectiveness for four treatment cases, one of which is presented in detail. Reasons for program effectiveness and potential problem areas are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Thompson, RJ; Garrett, DJ; Striffler, N; Rutins, IA; Palmer, S; Held, CS

Published Date

  • January 1976

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 224 - 232

PubMed ID

  • 60202

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-3327

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-398X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/bf01438208


  • eng