ERIC Number: ED218899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr-14
Reference Count: 0
Transitional Preparation and Development for Vocational Training of the Emotionally Handicapped--A Validated Program.
Adams, William H.; Bielicki, Raymond J.
An alternative educational program, ADVANCE (Alternative Design for Vocational and Necessary Cognitive Education), was developed for emotionally disturbed secondary school students in New Jersey. To develop and modify social behaviors needed to complete academic and vocational training to facilitate a return to the mainstream of secondary educational programs, the program incorporates a behavior modification management program. Lessons are planned on a weekly basis according to the goals of each student's individualized education program. Critical elements of the program's transitional process include: preshop orientation through a prevocational program, behavioral match of student to program, vocational assessment of aptitude and interest, joint staff support, allowance for regression, and tracking in the mainstreamed environment through Child Study Team services. The program represents a successful model to address the unique difficulties presented by the emotionally disturbed within the traditional educational setting. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Jersey
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (60th, Houston, TX, April 11-16, 1982, Session W-35).