ERIC Number: ED259521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
From Institution to Community Residence: Assessing Environments for Retarded People.
Evangelista, Nancy J.; And Others
Four comprehensive approaches to assessing living environments for retarded persons are described. The Residential Management Survey (by McLain, Silverstein, Hubell, and Brownlee) is an approach to evaluating whether a facility is either resident-oriented or institution-oriented. An ecological approach to group behavior (by Landesman-Dwyer) is described, followed by the normalizing philosophy of the Program Analysis of Service Systems (by Wolfensberger and Glenn). The Multiphasic Environmental Assessment Procedure (by Moos and Lemke) features an environmental theory which considers both physical and social forces operating within a setting. Comparisons of the four approaches are made for administration time, components of the environment measured, and theoretical bases. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (92nd, Toronto, Canada, August 24-28, 1985).