Title

A study of transitional residences at the Dixon State School

Publication Date

1961

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Clifton, Ellas

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Legacy Department

Department of Education

LCSH

Dixon State School--Illinois--Dixon; Children with mental disabilities--Education--Illinois

Abstract

The return of mentally retarded persons from an institution to their respective communities is being increasingly recognized as a problem of habilitation. Failure, on part of the once institutionalized retardate to readjust, has often been evidenced by the high rate of readmission to the institution due to problems of functioning in social, familial, or occupational areas. One of the major facture in the increased emphasis on habilitation of the mentally retarded is the beginning of a greater social acceptance resulting from public education and consequent recognition of the value of milieu or environmental therapy. The problem is: A STUDY OF TRANSITIONAL RESIDENCES AT THE DIXON STATE SCHOOL. A secondary problem is to determine the effectiveness of a habitation program for the mentally retarded that is combined with transitional facilities.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages 52-53)

Extent

53 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

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