ERIC Number: ED046143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Recreation's Role in the Rehabilitation of the Mentally Retarded.
Neal, Larry L., Ed.
The monograph presents the proceedings from a conference sponsored by the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation of the University of Oregon (held May 19-21, 1969). Topics concerning recreation's role in the rehabilitation of the mentally handicapped include the following: the role of therapeutic recreation specialists, the recreational needs of the retarded, characteristics and prevalence of the condition of mental handicaps, current status of recreation programing, the role of the municipal recreation department, guidelines for change, and interaction between institution and community. Also provided are separate papers describing the concepts of programing through the areas of arts and crafts, bowling, habilitative camping, music, special Olympics, scouting, swimming, and equipment design. The federal impact on recreation with the mentally handicapped is discussed, and a seminar summary and evaluation are included. (RD)
Descriptors: Camping, Conference Reports, Exceptional Child Education, Handicrafts, Leisure Time, Mental Retardation, Physical Activities, Physical Recreation Programs, Recreation, Recreational Programs, Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation, Dept. of Special Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Research, Demonstrations, and Training.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation.
Note: Proceedings of a conference (Eugene, Oregon, May 19-21, 1969)