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Do live-in mental institutions help children who are mental retarded more than living at home and going to public school?
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Nearly all gone
Separate institutions for mentally retarded (or seriously mentally ill) individuals have nearly vanished in the U.
S. Those with mr have quite different needs, depending on the severity of delay. People with mild delays live at home as children and may live indpendently as adults. Adults with severe mr typically live in group homes. Life quality depends on quality of services, not location.

In brief: Nearly all gone
Separate institutions for mentally retarded (or seriously mentally ill) individuals have nearly vanished in the U.
S. Those with mr have quite different needs, depending on the severity of delay. People with mild delays live at home as children and may live indpendently as adults. Adults with severe mr typically live in group homes. Life quality depends on quality of services, not location.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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In brief: Depends
It really depends on the severity of the condition.
Some kids do great at home. Some kids have more severe conditions that overwhelm the parent's ability to care for them.

In brief: Depends
It really depends on the severity of the condition.
Some kids do great at home. Some kids have more severe conditions that overwhelm the parent's ability to care for them.
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
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