n. an experiment involving children having severe mental retardation, in which improvements were observed to be greater among those moved to home-like and family environments, as compared to those who remained in an institution. Documented in 1964 by New Zealand psychologist Jack Tizard while in England.

BROOKLANDS EXPERIMENT: “Among the participants of the Brooklands experiment (1964) were 16 children with mean age of 7 years old and an average IQ of 25.”