ERIC Number: ED170998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Training Paraprofessionals to Work in Residential Settings with the Developmentally Disabled.
Bautsch, John E.
The paper describes the background and development of The Residential Facilities Worker Training Program, a 2-year degree program at Seattle Community College (Washington) to train staff persons to work in community based residential settings with developmentally disabled children, adolescents, and adults. Need for the program is discussed, certification efforts are reviewed, and the program's training design is described for five areas of competence: relevant background knowledge, interpersonal skills, remedial teaching skills, performance of observations, and performance of duties in supervised settings. The 2-year curriculum is summarized in terms of required courses, class hours, and credit hours. Among findings drawn from four quarters of the program's operation are that the students are already employed in the field of developmental disabilities, and are employed in a wide variety of settings. Future changes are noted. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Paraprofessional Education; Residential Facilities Worker Training Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (57th, Dallas, Texas, April 22-27, 1979, Session F-9)