Providing therapy services to clients who live in state facilities and group homes for individuals with mental retardation or developmental disabilities can be daunting. Add to that the requirements of the federal and state governments (implemented through the survey process), and the therapist is faced with a very big challenge. This book is a good reference that contains many practical ideas to help the therapist provide good treatment and pass survey. The scope of the book is very comprehensive including information on active treatment, conduct toward clients, management of inappropriate client behaviors, protection of client rights, the assessment process, creating a safe and therapeutic environment and much more.
Chapters: Introduction, Preliminary Information, ICF-MR Regulations -- An Overview, Active Treatment, Survey Process, Introduction to Appendix J, Governing Body and Management, Client Protections, Facility Staffing, Active Treatment Services, Client Behavior and Facility Practices, Health Care Services, Physical Environment, Dietetic Services, Individual Program Plan, Token Economy Program, and Program Review Forms.