ERIC Number: ED022271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Out of the Shadows; a Program of Evaluation and Prevocational Training for Mentally Retarded Adult Females.
Phelps, William R.
An 8-week residential evaluation and prevocational training program for retarded females (ages 16 to 21, IQ's 50 to 75) at a multiple disability rehabilitation center is described. The project plan is outlined as to purpose, application procedure, admission criteria, advice and consultation, facilities and equipment, and functions of the project staff. Data on the project program treat evaluation, personal and social adjustment, evaluative criteria, utilization of volunteers and students, and views of the social worker and the medical consultant towards the program. The 171 clients are described by referral sources, prevalence of secondary disabilities, geographic distribution, clinic factors, psychometric data, socioeconomic factors (family), disposition of project cases, and cost. The discussion of work placement success includes characteristics of 59 rehabilitated clients, factors related to work placement success, psychometric data, adjustment, and other data. Case summaries and the counselor's opinion of project services are presented. Employer attitudes toward the mentally retarded are explained in terms of scoring procedure, comparison of group responses, and personal factors related to total attitude mean score. (JD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Rehabilitation Center, Charleston.; West Virginia State Board of Vocational Education, Charleston. Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation.