ERIC Number: ED066848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Divisional Concept -- A Model for Progress.
Cortazzo, Arnold D.; And Others
The study of the divisional concept, a residential model to intensive programing for optimal resident development, reported on effectiveness of intensive, specialized treatment programs on growth and development of retarded residents and compared effectiveness of four divisional or intensive, specialized treatment approaches to single, large multi-purpose facility. The rehabilitation program in the residential institution was explained to have been divided into four divisions of vocational rehabilitation, education and training, independent living, and development and training. Principles underlying the divisional concept were reported to be that every resident was programed, that programing was made meaningful and coordinated over a 24-hour period for both in-cottage and outside cottage settings, that programing was comprehensive in nature since the program decisions for a child were team prescriptions carried out by assigned team members in reasonable harmony, that residents and program receive more frequent evaluation, and that parents of residents were involved more often in group and individual meetings. Studies on adaptive behavior indicated that the divisional concept was a more efficient framework within which personnel, social, and real or potential vocational progress may be expected. (CB)
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Authoring Institution: South Florida Foundation for Retarded Children, Opa Locka.