ERIC Number: ED028575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Utilization and Design of Physical Facilities for the Rehabilitation of Mentally Retarded. Final Project Report.
Bair, Howard V.; Leland, Henry
To investigate the appropriate design and utilization of physical facilities being constructed as a rehabilitation center, a variety of centers was examined. Conclusions were that flexibility in construction of the physical plant, including nonpermanent walls and fixtures was necessary; program planning should be included in architectural discussions to avoid later modifications; facilities should be designed with the concept of a teaching hospital in mind; equipment and materials for program development, especially technical aids and audiovisual facilities, should be acquired on an experimental basis; design must be based on changing community needs; and the service, research, professional training, and demonstration areas should overlap and flow into and out of each other. Consideration was given to the role of the staff and the kinds of areas they would need, classrooms for training programs, a television studio and control room, advanced planning for installation of audiovisual equipment, varied use of the same space, and facilities for behavior modification training. (Author/RP) ---------
Descriptors: Architectural Programing, Audiovisual Aids, Building Design, Classrooms, Closed Circuit Television, Controlled Environment, Exceptional Child Research, Facilities, Flexible Facilities, Mental Retardation, Movable Partitions, Professional Education, Rehabilitation Programs, Space Utilization
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Parsons State Hospital and Training Center, KS.