A child has moderate Mental retardation. Practical training for daily life activities in such a case: (AIIMS May 2009)
|B||Not possible so needs life support|
Token economy is the technique used it is the component of contingency training.
Ref: Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry 5/e, Page 708-712; Current Diagnosis & Treatment in Psychiatry Page 543
The WHO has given the following classification of mental retardation:
1. Mild mental retardation 50-70
2. Moderate mental retardation 35-49
3. Severe mental retardation 20-34
Profound mental retardation
In children with mental retardation,
Mild MR → Vocational training possible
Moderate MR → Self help training possible
Severe and Profound MR → Can never become independent, hence supported all through.