ERIC Number: ED116423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Home Life Programming for Educables. 1 March 1971-28 February 1974. Final Report.
Outwood Hospital and School, Dawson Springs, KY.
Presented is the final report of the Home Life Program, a demonstration project (1971-74) designed to teach basic academic and homemaking skills to 100 educable mentally retarded institutionalized persons. The project is noted to have been successful in teaching new skills and in improving self-help skills and appropriate behavior. It is explained that skills learned in school led to increased work responsibility acceptance, decision making, and acceptable social behavior. Also described is the change in institutional philosophical orientation from a medical to a more socially oriented model. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Exceptional Child Research, Home Economics, Institutional Environment, Mental Retardation, Mild Mental Retardation, Program Effectiveness
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (Order No. PB-243-058; MF $2.25, HC $3.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Outwood Hospital and School, Dawson Springs, KY.