Degree of Involvement and Young Children with Cerebral Palsy
Studies of the degree of involvement (DOI) and its relationship to therapeutic intervention effectiveness and related services for young children with cerebral palsy were reviewed. Three dimensions of DOI: (1) brain damage and mental retardation, (2) functional motor ability, and (3) emotional disturbance and behavior problems were reviewed. The literature suggests little consensus regarding the conceptualization of DOI.
Parette, Howard P. Jr.; Hourcade, Jack J.; and Brimer, R.. (1996). "Degree of Involvement and Young Children with Cerebral Palsy". Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 14(2), 33-59.