ERIC Number: ED183169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov-1
Reference Count: 0
A Demonstration Project of Model Library Programs for Institutionalized Mentally Retarded and Multiply Handicapped Persons. Final Report.
Ownby, Margaret; Braun, Sonja
Moderate success of individualized programs for severely and profoundly mentally retarded persons in a library setting is documented in this report. These programs were developed following a survey tabulation and analysis of individual education programs, individual program plans, programs assessment chart profiles, and psychological and speech evaluations. Areas selected for the target group of 30 persons included fine-motor skills, attention span, communication skills, and cognitive skills. This report includes data on subject performance over the course of the project, as well as a description of the types and scope of the library programs administered. Appendices provide guidelines developed for library volunteers that participated in the project, a list of materials used, curricula, baseline data, a list of reinforcements used, a program narrative report for each subject, the questionnaire used for staff, and volunteer evaluations. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of School Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Office of Libraries and Learning Resources.
Authoring Institution: Northern Virginia Training Center for the Mentally Retarded, Fairfax.