Johannes Fellinger, Magdalena Dall, Daniel Holzinger,
"Therapeutic living communities for adults who are deaf and have intellectual disabilities: A conceptual model linking social communication and mental health"
, in International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, Vol. 67, Nummer 5, Seite(n) 391-396, 9-2021
Therapeutic living communities for adults who are deaf and have intellectual disabilities: A conceptual model linking social communication and mental health
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As a consequence of long-lasting experiences of communicative and social deprivation and exclusion, adults who are deaf and have intellectual disabilities must be considered a high-risk group for the development of mental health problems.
A therapeutic living community model with special emphasis on social communication development that has been implemented at three different sites in Austria is described. Through the development of the therapeutic living communities and subsequent observations, an approach is suggested to understand the mediating role of signed language and social communication skills in mental health outcomes for those with such mental health risk factors. The model requires further empirical verification.
Sprache der Kurzfassung:
International Journal of Developmental Disabilities