ERIC Number: ED208132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Supplement to Programming for the Adult Mentally Handicapped Source Book.
Klugerman, Phyllis; And Others
This supplement to a source book providing information on developing a training program for mentally handicapped adults describes in detail group counseling and community experience components. It offers concrete information emanating from the East Brunswick (New Jersey) Adult Mentally Handicapped Program. The first section overviews the current status and focus of the individual counseling effort in the program, presents in detail the rationale for the major group work emphasis within the counseling component, and describes the group counseling program. Results of an evaluation of the program are organized into its positive aspects and problem areas. The second section addresses community experience for clients in the program, which provides an ideal setting for interaction with the community since the program for the mentally handicapped adults is a component of the Adult and Continuing Education Program. Planning for trips is discussed as well as post-trip group discussion. The social/recreational aspect is considered as a way to provide clients with opportunities to develop skills in community recreation and sports activities. The evening social program is also described. Evaluation (positive aspects and problem areas) of 11 activities is provided. Appendixes include the Self-Appraisal Inventory and Selected Social Behaviors Rating Scale. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Community Involvement, Community Recreation Programs, Community Resources, Experiential Learning, Field Trips, Group Counseling, Mental Retardation, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Recreational Activities, Recreational Facilities, Social Development, Social Experience
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: East Brunswick Board of Education, NJ.
Note: For a related document see ED 194 772. Prepared through the East Brunswick Adult and Continuing Education Program.