ERIC Number: ED182874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Developmental Plan Handbook for Community Skills Training (TACL, Training Adults for Community Living).
Roth, Martin R.; Hermus, Gary P.
Based on behavioral principles, the handbook is designed as both an assessment tool and curriculum guide for training community living skills to mentally retarded and developmentally disabled individuals. Behavioral Programing Scales are provided to record baseline data, where the client receives no assistance. These scales cover all program activities and represent a task analysis. The "Attainment Section" includes specific interventions which have been successful in teaching the steps outlined in the task analysis. Each task is divided into four parts--condition, behavior, command, criterion. The scoring key at the front of each section reflects the transition from physical assistance to verbal prompting to independence. Eight sections cover the following areas (examples of specific skills within areas are in parentheses): personal management (washing hands, showering); housekeeping skills (dusting furniture, ironing); kitchen skills (table setting, table cleaning); street safety (street crossing); travel skills (using the public bus); functional academics (color matching, writing name); leisure skills (puzzle assembly); and community skills (supermarket shopping). (SBH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Staten Island Developmental Center, NY.