Year of Publication


Date of Thesis


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Occupational Therapy

Subject Categories

Mentally handicapped -- Employment; Mentally handicapped children -- Education; Vocational rehabilitation; Occupational therapists -- Interviews; Masters theses -- Occupational therapy


Mentally retarded individuals face many challenges when transitioning into the community. Among these are difficulties in transitional living skills. Currently there is very little research on community programming for individuals with mental retardation. In this study a survey questionnaire assessed the transitional practices of occupational therapy personnel in New York State and discovered what elements were most commonly included among transitional living skills. Respondents also rated these elements as important or unimportant.



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