Social Individ Via Utveckling i Samverkan (Swedish)
Socio-Individual Development through Collaboration (English)
The Historical background
Dr. Sophian Walugo
The Founder of the Method SIVUS
The SIVUS project started in 1974 at ALA, aresearch-group connected to the Swedish Parents Association (FUB). Since 1978, Socialsyrelsen (The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare) has administrated the project, Division for Services for the handicapped, Stockholm. The project was and is led by psychologist Dr. Sophian Walujo, Ph.D., together with his assistants and deputies in all in Sweden.Some of basic principles of the SIVUS method are based on the results of three years experiment (1962-65) in Indonesia led by Dr. Sophian Walujo. This was in order to work up and to test an appropriate educational method for Extension University students, so they could cope with both their work in the morning and their study in the evening.
Just like other people , mentally retarded persons are : Persons, who have various kinds of needs to be provided for, in order to survive and to develop (to live better). Persons who needto find a certain means, activity or work to achieve a certain goal that can satisfy their own need. Human beings who are developing through their own propelling force and activity are persons who have both individual and social needs to be developed.Adequate fellow beings(as subjects) to get on well and to collaborate with.
In working particularly with mentally retarded persons, it is important to support the development of every mentally retarded person :
• Social ability
The aim of provisions and services for mentally retarded and other challenged persons is to support the handicapped so that they can functioned as independently as possible, both individually and socially, in their integration in society.
In order to achieve this goal, it is nessary for every challenged person to develop his
Feeling of solidarity
Keynote presentations, individual research papers and workshops will explore new and challenging themes in the field of disability studies, service programs and social integration.
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