ERIC Number: ED086576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
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Developmental Problems of the Moderately Mentally Retarded.
Bepko, Raymond A.; And Others
Hypothesizing that the dimensions of developmental problems faced by the moderately retarded will be analogous to those faced by the mildly retarded, this study considers the appropriateness of the structure of the Social Learning Curriculum (SLC), originally developed for the mildly retarded, for the moderately retarded. The SLC framework identifies twelve needs areas, and provides each with a pedagogical counterpart in the curriculum. The procedure for this study consisted of three steps: compiling a mailing list; designing a questionnaire; and sorting responses. The open-ended questionnaire probed five general areas: psychological and emotional behavior; social and interpersonal relations; motor skills; personal maintenance; and work, academic, and home skills. Copies were sent to individuals directly involved in programming for moderately retarded adults in each state. A summary of the findings concludes that the major hypothesis of the study is upheld and points out four new areas of need. Information from questionnaire returns is presented in tabular form. Related documents are ED 075 972, ED 084 658, SO 006 684, 685 and 688. (Author/KMS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Individual Development, Individual Needs, Mental Retardation, Mild Mental Retardation, Moderate Mental Retardation, Needs, Psychological Needs, Questionnaires, Research Methodology, Skill Development, Statistical Analysis
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Yeshiva Univ., New York, NY. Curriculum Research and Development Center in Mental Retardation.