ERIC Number: ED218907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Integrated Services of a Pre-Vocational Setting for L.D. and B.D. Adolescents.
The paper describes the population served by the Dearborn Pre-Vocational Unit of the Schools for Children (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and discusses the Unit's major program components for meeting student needs. The needs of the behavior disordered/learning disabled adolescent population include basic academic skills, improved self image, alternatives to acting out behavior, academic and vocational guidance, and experience in positive and trusting relationships. Individual needs are met through the assessment and remediation program, academic and vocational instruction program counseling and management program, and the job preparation-work program. A breakdown of specific staff and responsibilities illustrates the various program components. The 3 year program is geared toward academic remediation taught through a Life Experience Curriculum and behavior shaping. Other characteristics of the program include parent contact, daily one on one remediation with over 60% of the students, and self contained classrooms structured to ensure a safe and consistent environment. The management system involves a four step process: a warning for inappropriate behavior, timeout if the behavior continues, recording of incident on a dismissal slip, and an interview with the director or program coordinator upon accumulation of three dismissal slips during a school day. The career component runs 14 on campus job experiences as well as coordinating and monitoring private job market sites. (SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (60th, Houston, TX, April 11-16, 1982, Session W-74).