ERIC Number: ED119429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Life Skills for the Developmentally Disabled: An Approach to Accountability in Deinstitutionalization. Volume II: Manual for Trainers.
Folsom, Geneva S.
A trainer's manual is presented in the second of three volumes on the Life Skills for the Developmentally Disabled Project, which focuses on deinstitutionalization through improved staff utilization. It is explained that the manual provides strategies designed to involve the total staff and clients in a system of accountability for communicating, setting goals together, and monitoring record-keeping procedures. Lesson content in the form of discussion questions, suggested responses, group process procedures, and experiential exercises is provided for the following issues: basic concepts and responsibilities of accountability, use of the Adaptive Behavior Scale, attitudes toward deinstitutionalization, the superintendent's role, the team approach, attitude therapy (a systems approach to consistent communication with clients), and use of the Problem-Oriented-Record. Seven appendixes include related papers by Roland J. Queene, "The Superintendent and Accountability," and Richard L. Burke, "Dimensions of Managerial Behavior." (CL)
Descriptors: Accountability, Daily Living Skills, Deinstitutionalization (of Disabled), Developmental Disabilities, Exceptional Child Education, Handicapped Children, Institutes (Training Programs), Program Descriptions, Recordkeeping, Residential Programs, Staff Development, Teaching Guides
Dr. Geneva S. Folsom, The George Washington Univ., Div. of Rehabilitation Medicine, Washington, D.C. 20037 (Training Materials, prices vary)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Developmental Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. School of Medicine.
Note: For the other two documents in this series, see EC 081 558, 560; Some pages may reproduce poorly in hard copy due to small print of original