ERIC Number: ED195110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Tennessee Re-ED: From Innovation to Establishment.
Lewis, W. W.
The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation adopted the Re-ED model for its five residential treatment centers serving severely emotionally disturbed children and adolescents. Procedures for adopting the model are traced, and specific difficult areas in implementation are discussed. It is explained that there is an emphasis on learning appropriate social behaviors and improving social competence; that children and teacher counselors work together in small groups that develop special identities and rituals; that teaching and learning are viewed as change agents rather than psychodynamic interventions; that specific, achievable goals provide frequent opportunity for reinforcement; and that change in each child's own, or intended, ecological setting is considered an essential part of every treatment plan. A 2 year followup study indicated that children benefited from the treatment. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Re ED Model
Note: Paper presented at a Topical Conference of The Council for Exceptional Children (Minneapolis, MN, August, 1980, Section Meeting E-21).