ERIC Number: ED193882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Monitoring Residential Settings.
Taylor, Steven J.
The guide provides some basic strategies and tools for monitoring residential settings--both institutions and community residences--for the quality of services provided to persons with developmental disabilities. An introductory chapter explains the purpose and layout of the document. Chapter II describes how to find and understand public information on institutions and community services. Chapter III discusses two approaches to collecting information on residential settings--the checklist approach and descriptive reports. A fourth chapter deals with independent investigations of events or conditions at institutions and other settings. Chapter V shows how to read and make sense out of individual residents' case records. Chapter VI addresses procedures to identify gaps in community based services; while Chapter VII discusses advocacy strategies used in conjunction with monitoring. An appendix contains the full text of an observational report as an example of descriptive reports. A brief list of resources on monitoring concludes the document. (SBH)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Data Collection, Developmental Disabilities, Evaluation Methods, Facilities, Group Homes, Institutional Evaluation, Program Evaluation
Center on Human Policy, Division of Special Education and Rehabilitation, Syracuse University, 216 Ostrom Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210 ($0.50)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Developmental Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Div. of Special Education and Rehabilitation.