ERIC Number: ED101531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
A Demonstration Program for Intensive Training of Institutionalized Mentally Retarded Girls: Five Year Summary. (June 1965-July 1970).
Childress, Dorothy, Comp.
Described in a 5-year summary report is a demonstration project for training institution personnel to teach community adjustment behaviors to 71 moderately retarded institutionalized girls (IQ 25-55), ages 6- to 21-years-old. Discussed are training procedures (systematic application of positive and negative consequences, fading, and imitation) in the following areas: personal skills, including cleanliness, grooming, and appropriate sitting and walking; social skills involving speech, interpersonal relations, and attitudes; occupational skills such as home management and sheltered workshop-type activities; and educational skills including word recognition, writing, time-telling, counting, and arithmetic. Reviewed are the demonstration functions of the project, including publications, consultancies, and conventions. Seven appendixes include details of step by step training programs. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Parsons State Hospital and Training Center, KS.