ERIC Number: ED329827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
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Pathways to Employment: Solving Problems on the Job.
Freeman, John G.; And Others
Youth with learning disabilities have high rates of unemployment and underemployment. A specific aspect of the poor social skills of adolescents with learning disabilities is their inability to solve unstructured problems on the job. The PROBE module was designed to help youth with learning disabilities to overcome this problem. PROBE is one of six modules in an ongoing research project examining ways of allowing youth with learning disabilities to explore careers, secure employment, and maintain employment. The PROBE module is based on the cognitive strategy instructional approach that has already proven successful in teaching adolescents with learning disabilities both reading comprehension and algebra problem-solving. The PROBE module includes a structured worksheet, job scenarios, and sample activity plans. PROBE emphasizes the importance of teacher modeling, emphasis on thinking aloud, and role playing. Preliminary results indicated that the PROBE module can be successful. Students and teachers are enthusiastic about it, and the indications are that the PROBE module can be used in individual and paired counseling with little adaptation. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Consultation on Vocational Counselling (17th, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, January 22-24, 1991).