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ERIC Number: ED011707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 25
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EXTENDING CLINICAL SERVICES FOR MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN AT THE COMMUNITY LEVEL.
POOLE, BELLE
A CLINIC TEAM CONSISTING OF A PEDIATRICIAN, SOCIAL WORKER, PSYCHOLOGIST, AND PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE PROVIDED EVALUATIVE SERVICES. THE PURPOSES WERE TO DEMONSTRATE A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO DIAGNOSIS AND PARENT COUNSELING, TO TRAIN AND STIMULATE INTEREST OF OTHER PROFESSIONS IN MENTAL RETARDATION, AND TO HELP COMMUNITIES DEVELOP THEIR OWN SERVICE FOR THE RETARDED CHILD AND HIS FAMILY. FROM MAY 1960 TO OCTOBER 1961 THE DEMONSTRATION PROJECT HELD A TOTAL OF 14 CLINICS IN WHICH 54 CHILDREN (FOUR AT EACH CLINIC) WERE EVALUATED. THIS STAFF ALSO CONDUCTED AN INSERVICE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC HEALTH NURSES AND SOCIAL WORKERS. OTHER PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL ATTENDED CASE STAFFINGS, INCLUDING PHYSICIANS, TEACHERS AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, AND PSYCHOLOGISTS. FOLLOWING TERMINATION OF THE DEMONSTRATION PROJECT, A CLINIC TEAM WAS ORGANIZED THROUGH THE EFFORTS OF SEVERAL PUBLIC AGENCIES, INCLUDING THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. A SPECIAL EDUCATION CLINIC UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS DEVELOPED. OTHER BENEFITS ASCRIBED TO THE PROGRAM AS WELL AS PROBLEMS IN ITS IMPLEMENTATION ARE POINTED OUT AND BRIEFLY DISCUSSED. TABLES INCLUDE DATA FOR THE 54 CASES. (VO)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Public Health, Berkeley.; Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: California (Berkeley); California (Los Angeles); CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROJECT; Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles CA