ERIC Number: ED113886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: 0
An Adaptive Behavior Philosophy: Who Needs It?
Gold, Marc W.
The author cites obstacles to the normalization of mentally retarded individuals, including society rigidity, low expectations, desire to maintain status quo, and persistent belief in the fallacy that most basic tasks require intelligence. Studies are reviewed in which moderately and severely retarded persons were successfully trained to perform complex industrial tasks. The involvement of labor and management in securing appropriate employment for this population is advocated. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Children's Research Center.
Note: Revision of a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Association of Superintendents of Public Residential Facilities, Region V Interaction Workshop on Community Living for Institutional Retardates