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Volume 17, Issue 3 (1988)

Reviews of Expanding Systems of Service Delivery for Persons With Developmental Disabilities, Psychological Reports

pp. 521—524

As applied psychology has evolved, so has the myriad of techniques and procedures designed to serve the educational, behavioral, and social needs of individuals with developmental disabilities.However, as most practitioners have experienced,the assessment and treatment of behavior is just part of the service provision chain. The largest, and often most difficult, component of service provision occurs when the practitioner attempts to deliver services within the maze of overlapping systems that influence persons with developmental disabilities. if the practitioner is unaware of the rules and regulations of these systems, he or she often becomes entangled in a web of bureaucracy that more often than not limits the provision of adequate services.

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