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Enhancing the Quality of Life of People with Intellectual DisabilitiesLife Satisfaction for Children with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities

Enhancing the Quality of Life of People with Intellectual Disabilities: Life Satisfaction for... [The concepts of quality of life and life satisfaction are ubiquitous, complex and intertwined. But for people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD) – who by most measures have a very low quality of life – understanding, assessing and improving quality of life and life satisfaction are very problematic. The first author’s research, briefly described in this chapter, investigated the nature of life satisfaction for children with such disabilities. The primary findings are a grounded theory about the nature of life satisfaction for children with PIMD, and a grounded theory about how others can (best) come to know them. The authors believe that this life satisfaction can be discerned, that children with PIMD often experience a reasonable quality of life and that their life satisfaction and quality of life can be improved.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Enhancing the Quality of Life of People with Intellectual DisabilitiesLife Satisfaction for Children with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
ISBN
978-90-481-9649-4
Pages
183 –204
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9650-0_12
Publisher site
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Abstract

[The concepts of quality of life and life satisfaction are ubiquitous, complex and intertwined. But for people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD) – who by most measures have a very low quality of life – understanding, assessing and improving quality of life and life satisfaction are very problematic. The first author’s research, briefly described in this chapter, investigated the nature of life satisfaction for children with such disabilities. The primary findings are a grounded theory about the nature of life satisfaction for children with PIMD, and a grounded theory about how others can (best) come to know them. The authors believe that this life satisfaction can be discerned, that children with PIMD often experience a reasonable quality of life and that their life satisfaction and quality of life can be improved.]

Published: Aug 5, 2010

Keywords: Life Satisfaction; Intellectual Disability; Emotional Intelligence; Communication Partner; Preference Assessment

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