ERIC Number: ED067791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Post High School Adjustment of the Educable Mentally Retarded.
Vande Garde, Linda Chrisinger, Ed.
Research was reviewed to determine factors which influence the adjustment of educable mentally retarded (EMR) persons after high school age. Study of family characteristics (home environment, ethnic differences, marriage) was said to indicate such conclusions as that physical conditions or location of the home have no bearing on the retardate's eventual adjustment and that minority group subjects seem to attain higher vocational and social adjustment than comparable Caucasian retardates. The physical characteristics, social adjustment, school performance, employment (employment percentages, vocational adjustment, job stability, obtaining employment, job classifications, income, employment problems, prediction, post-vocational adjustment), and civic and community adjustment. Conclusions were drawn after the review of research on each factor. Included was a summary of the secondary classes for classes of EMR in Iowa. Data were given from the vocational rehabilitation center in Des Moines, Iowa, concerning selected characteristics of the mild, moderate, and severely retarded clients rehabilitated for the year ending June, 1968. (GW)
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Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.