ERIC Number: ED185729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Training Retarded Persons for Competitive Employment: A Behavioral Approach.
Sowers, Jo-Ann, Ed.; Cummings, Linda E., Ed.
Based on a behavioral technology based program at the University of Washington, a manual is presented for professionals who wish to establish a program to train retarded persons for, and place and maintain them in, nonsheltered employment. A detailed analysis of the components of such a program is provided, along with a general description of the program itself and a discussion of its underlying rationale. An outline of basic behavioral technology is also provided, covering such aspects as goal setting, measurement, and behavior change techniques. Some vocational, self help, and social skills necessary for the retarded to succeed in competitive employment are detailed, along with intervention programs to teach each of these skills. Descriptions of how to write an individual program plan and how to teach the relationship between work, money, and products are provided. A section discusses how to find jobs for clients once they have completed training, and how to insure that they remain employed. Procedures and methods to increase cooperation between the client's home and the program are outlined. Two methods to evaluate the effectiveness of a training program are described, and information about program administration is provided. (DLS)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Behavior Modification, Employment Programs, Individualized Instruction, Job Placement, Mental Retardation, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Vocational Education
University of Washington, Child Development and Mental Retardation Center, Seattle, WA 98195
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Child Development and Mental Retardation Center.