ERIC Number: ED067784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Residential Programming for Mentally Retarded Persons. Volume II, A Developmental Model for Residential Services.
National Association for Retarded Children, Arlington, TX. South Central Regional Office.
The second of a series of four booklets on residential programing for the mentally retarded (MR) presents a developmental model for residential services based on the premise that MR persons are capable of growth, development, and learning. Architectural factors, staff resistance and financial considerations are described as impediments to appropriate residential services. The developmental model is based on three major assumptions: life is a process of change; human development proceeds in an orderly sequence; and the rate and direction of development can be influenced by physical, psychological, and social aspects of the environment. Discussed are goals of the model, the normalization principle which states that dealing with the retarded in a normal manner helps them develop as normal persons, and implications of the model for residential programs. Standards intended to be applicable to all facilities providing 24 hour programing services are considered including standards for admission of residents, resident living arrangements, grouping and organization of residents, resident programs, and training and education. (For related information, see EC 050 051, EC 050 053, and EC 050 054.) (GW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Developmental Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Retarded Children, Arlington, TX. South Central Regional Office.