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ERIC Number: ED112615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Interdisciplinary Team Functioning: A Case Team Approach to Habilitation in a Residential Facility for the Mentally Retarded.
Zweig, Herbert M.
Detailed are the functions, structure, and relationship to data gathering systems of an interdisciplinary team habilitation approach in a residential center for mentally retarded persons. Deficiencies of the system currently in operation at Willowbrook Developmental Center (New York) are reviewed. It is explained that suggested reorganization is based on the case team approach with each member designated case manager for certain residents. Stages of team functioning are described, and an individual case is traced through the four stages (case team assessment, treatment team consolidation, program implementation, and resident evaluation). Also considered are such implementation factors as provision for case review, participation by therapy aides on case teams, and strategies for phasing in the new system. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Willowbrook Developmental Center, Staten Island, NY.
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