Orchard Learning Center for retarded children

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dc.contributor.author Fackenthal, Fredric M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:39:26Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:39:26Z
dc.date.created 1978 en_US
dc.date.issued 1978
dc.identifier LD2489.Z52 1978 .F33 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187135
dc.description.abstract The Orchard Learning Center for Retarded Children is a facility designed to provide multiplicity of services for the mentally handicapped with the emphasis on self-help skills and self-concept development. This can be best acheived in a special school setting rather than within the "regular" school system because of the greater need of individual attention and specialized programs and equipment. The proposed learning center will provide education, training and theraputic services for those children classified as Severe and Profound Mentally Retarded and Trainable Mentally Retarded and Physically Handicapped children who fall into the above two areas. The center will serve the six townships in southern Delaware County and will need to provide services for between 150-190 children and approximately 60 staff members.Some of the considerations that need to be taken into account for the learning center are: the need for supervision of the children, ease of circulation and visual communication, the need for flexibility and sensitivity in design and a large amount outdoor space for recreation. The main areas of concentration for the school program are in classroom training for self-help and self-concept skills, physical, occupational, music and hydrotherapy and vocational training. The center also houses the administrative offices for the Orchard Learning Center and the offices for the coordination of all services for Delaware County retarded citizens.Based on the information compiled through research and personal interviews certain conclusions have been formed pertinent to the design and location of the Learning Center. Some of these are: the facility should be located on the south side of Muncie for ease of travel and proximity of the students; it should have sufficient amount of land for the building, site circulation, recreation and expansion; it should be flexible in design to meet varying programs; it should respond to the retarded child both environmentally and in terms of scale and it should respond to his physical needs (ramps, one story, etc.) as well as his educational needs.
dc.description.sponsorship College of Architecture and Planning
dc.format.extent 1 v. : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture. en_US
dc.title Orchard Learning Center for retarded children en_US
dc.type Undergraduate 5th year College of Architecture and Planning thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B. Arch.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1268094 en_US

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