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Novak, Ralph S.||File, Clinton M.||Nelson, J. H. (Professor of business)

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C.A.S. (Certificate of Advanced Study)

Legacy Department

Department of Business


Illinois. Dixon State School; (Dixon; Ill.); Electronic data processing


The purpose of this study is to determine a means by which data processing procedures can be adapted to the Education and Activity Therapy programs in a state institution for the mentally retarded. Observable benefits of such a program are evident in improved progress planning, better evaluation of residents, and more and better research projects. During the course of the study, a handbook and report form were developed. This included factors relevant to the residents' progress, past and present performance in educational and activity therapy programs, which will eventually be recorded on data processing cards. The information recorded on the data processing cards will be accurate and pertinent to the residents' growth and needs in the institution and will be readily accessible and available to any discipline desiring such information. The inauguration of data processing procedures in the state institutions for the mentally retarded in the state of Illinois and in other similar institutions throughout the country will make possible the analysis of a great amount of data which will be of value in conducting much needed research and may indicate the direction of future care, treatment, and training programs for the mentally retarded.


Includes bibliographical references.||Also includes: Dixon State School education department, Handbook of instructions for use with education department activity program report form / David Edelson, superintendent; Russell O. Horn, educational director.


vi, 43, 32 pages




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