ERIC Number: ED217341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Working with Aging and Aged Developmentally Disabled Persons: Training Materials for Caregivers. Instructor's Manual, Volume I.
Dickerson, Martha Ufford; Thurman, Eunice M.
This instructor's manual, developed to assist the training instructor of a program entitled "The Aging and Aged Developmentally Disabled," provides information to enhance the skills of inservice and preservice caregivers and other professionals who work with the aging developmentally disabled. The objectives of the two training units, "Understanding the Client" and "Reaching to Community," are discussed and the organization of the 10 half-day training sessions which comprise the units is described. The need for individualization of the sessions according to the needs and skills of participants is emphasized. The layout of the instructor's and students manuals is given along with the class size, room arrangement, planning methods, use of materials, and evaluation process. For each of the sessions, an outline is presented, followed by a list of objectives and a step-by-step description of procedures and activities. Materials needed for each session are included and additional materials are provided in the appendix. Topics covered in this manual include facts about developmental disabilities and the aging process, basic needs of persons, environmental impacts, labeling persons, the caregiver role, and uses of community resources. (NRB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development Services (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Macomb-Oakland Regional Center, Mt. Clemens, MI.