ERIC Number: ED152003
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Design of Vocational Habilitation Services for the Severely Retarded: The Specialized Training Model.
Bellamy, G. Thomas; And Others
Described is the Specialized Training Porgram for severely and profoundly retarded adults, an applied research effort to develop practical habilitation procedures, design programs to implement them, and evaluate the effectiveness of the programs using outcome criteria related to the quality of individual life. Development of the sheltered workshop program is discussed in terms of procedural development, vocational training issues, task acquisition, training efficiency, production setting issues, maintenance or increase in production rate, research needs in procedural development, organizational structure of the program model, the work flow system, the individualized treatment plan, and the management data system. Program evaluation is reported to indicate changes in participants such as increases in rates of social interactions, decreases in rates of self stimulation, and acquisition of self care and vocational skills. (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Demonstration Programs, Mental Retardation, Moderate Mental Retardation, Program Descriptions, Quality of Life, Severe Mental Retardation, Sheltered Workshops, Vocational Rehabilitation
University of Oregon, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation, Clinical Services Building, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Research Projects Branch.; Office of Human Development (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Developmental Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation.
Note: In G. Hamerlynck, Ed. Applied Behavior Analysis Techniques for the Developmentally Disabled (Brunner Mazel, New York, New York) In press