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Normalization in Practice: Residential Care for Children With a Profound Mental Handicap.

Focussing on care within the voluntary sector and written with the child in mind, this work explores the administration, strategy and problems facing careers in a children's home. The authors discuss the problems involved in setting up and operating small community-based facilities, examine the difficulties of evaluating progressive services that are influenced by the philosophy of normalization, and highlight the lessons from which other providers of services are able to learn.

Written by experienced researchers, with contributions from experienced service managers, Normalization in Practice offers advice on managing innovation efficiently without neglecting the needs of the child. Detailed interviews are combined with theoretical insight to provide a guide for students and practitioners and a model for academics undertaking evaluative research.
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Publication:American Rehabilitation
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Sep 22, 1990
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