ERIC Number: ED083763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Physical Aspects of Residential Living 1972.
Blakeley, Richard; And Others
The monograph presents four papers on the significance of the physical environment in residential facilities for retarded individuals which describe initial efforts to improve the physical characteristics of an institution serving a severely and profoundly retarded, as well as multiply handicapped, population. R. Scheerenberger considers the effects of the physical environment on the behavior of both residents and staff and notes implications for respect for human rights and dignity. A new interior design program for the institution is described by A. Hobbins to include home-like surroundings and promotion of greater sensory-perceptual experiences. K. Bongers explains the institution's romper room program for children under 7 years of age which stresses integration of sensory-motor learning experiences and has required that special equipment be designed. The final paper, by R. Blakeley, encourages the development of a physical environment which will optimize development and minimize negative effects of institutionalization. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central Wisconsin Colony and Training School, Madison, WI.