ERIC Number: ED074662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Standards for Personnel Training in Mental Retardation and Related Developmental Handicaps.
National Inst. on Mental Retardation, Toronto (Ontario).
Presented are the Canadian national standards for programs training Level I and Level II personnel to work with mentally and developmentally handicapped children and adults within the community. Stressed are the principle of normalization and the prevention of institutionalization as part of the long range plan to develop comprehensive community service systems across Canada. Twelve major terms used in the document such as normalization are defined. Outlined are entrance requirements to Level I and Level II programs, organization of programs, and course credits. Minimum competencies of Level I graduates are listed such as an understanding of the principle of normalization and the performance of basic daily routines. Both academic instruction and applied training are included in the 1 year program. Level II graduates are required to have additional competencies in areas such as behavior modification and in an area of specialization. An additional year of academic and applied training comprise the Level II program. Program registration and upgrading procedures are given. Included among the appendixes are addresses of regional chairmen and the complete application for program registration. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of National Health and Welfare, Ottawa (Ontario).; Canadian Association for the Mentally Retarded, Toronto (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Mental Retardation, Toronto (Ontario).