Neuropsychology and Mild to Borderline Intellectual Disability

Neuropsychology and Mild to Borderline Intellectual Disability

A pilot study in young adult probationers (full text only available in Dutch)

Summary

Young adults are overrepresented in the criminal justice system and reoffend the most. This group, however, has very diverse backgrounds and problems. Some, for example, have a mild to borderline intellectual disability (MBID). MBID is a disability characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning (the IQ-score is between 50 and 85) and in adaptive behaviour, which covers many everyday social and practical skills.

The aim of this pilot study is to provide a description of the neuropsychological and MBID characteristics of young adult probationers. Additionally, the aim is to provide a basis for guidelines for interpersonal approach and intervention in probation prac-tice, as well as for follow-up research. This leads to the following research questions:

  1. How can young adults under probation supervision be described regarding the characteristics of an MBID?
  2. How can young adults under probation supervision be described regarding neuropsychological factors?
  3. Which guidelines for practice and research can be formulated based on the findings from questions 1 and 2?

Publication data

Author(s):
Platje, E., Kooistra, M., Zaalberg, A., Kogel, C.H. de
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
WODC
Year of publication:
2019
Series:
Cahiers 2019-12

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