ERIC Number: ED206913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Securing Occupational Achievement through Readiness Skills (SOARS). A Resource Curriculum with Assessment and Strategies for Prevocational Skill Training.
Graham, Martha; And Others
Written for Adult Basic Education teachers of developmentally disabled adults reading at or below a second grade level, this resource curriculum contains materials in the employability behaviors area. The curriculum is divided into the four domains sections of Communication, Intra/Interpersonal, Worker Habits, and Appearance. Under these four major sections are 10 goals followed by specific objectives. Within each objective there is a standard organization consisting of (1) an assessment made up of skill criteria to determine client proficiency in that objective; (2) instructional strategies at three levels of functioning/abstraction: manipulate (simplest), model (representational), and integrate (symbolic); and (3) graphics. Introductory materials list goals and objectives and give suggestions for use of the resource curriculum. An index is provided. Appendixes include listings--some citations are annotated--of addresses of suppliers cited, general resources, nonprint resources, and publishers of nonprint resources; group assessment sheets; and preferred activities and potential reinforcers checklist. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Behavioral Objectives, Career Education, Communication Skills, Curriculum Guides, Daily Living Skills, Decision Making Skills, Developmental Disabilities, Educational Resources, Employment Potential, Interpersonal Competence, Job Skills, Learning Disabilities, Prevocational Education, Resource Materials, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Visual Aids, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
Authoring Institution: Willow Run Community Schools, Ypsilanti, MI.; Washtenaw County Community Mental Development Center, Ypsilanti, MI.; Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti.