ERIC Number: ED079617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Reference Count: 0
Some Aspects of Sexual Integration of Mentally Retarded Females in a Multiple Disability Rehabilitation Center.
Phelps, William R.
This project studied the effectiveness of an evaluation and prevocational conditioning course for young adult mentally retarded females. A group of 171 women aged 16 to 21, with IQ's in the 50 to 75 range, were housed in a multiple disability center. The eight-week program centered around activities related to domestic and homemaking employment, including instruction in daily living, domestic arts, and productive work activities. Directed toward enabling the women served to obtain employment, the project involved: (1) casefinding; (2) pre-admission processing; (3) evaluation and a course in prevocational conditioning; (4) followup services; (5) research and program development; (6) public relations; (7) staff development; and (8) advice and consultation. Twenty-five per cent of the women withdrew prior to completion of the course. Data on 59 rehabilitated clients show 41 per cent placed in the competitive labor market and 59 per cent placed as homemakers or unpaid family workers. The number of clients successfully served and rehabilitated through this project indicates a more hopeful picture for clients previously considered incapable of rehabilitation. (Author/LAA)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.; West Virginia State Board of Vocational Education, Charleston. Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Rehabilitation Center, Charleston.