ERIC Number: ED245476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Vocational Program for the Trainable Mentally Handicapped in a Rural Setting.
Bright, Eric H.
The Trainable Workshop is a vocational training program for secondary level trainable mentally handicapped students in a rural public school setting. The key component to the program is the development of students' sense of worthiness through accomplishment. The supervisor's role is to manipulate the workshop environment to reinforce and develop students' progress toward marketable skills in a work setting. Verbal reinforcement and tokens are used as rewards, while time-out is used for inappropriate behavior. Other components of the program include a series of checklists to determine students' performance levels, individual educational plans, weekly goals, and placement into community work sites. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (62nd, Washington, DC, April 23-27, 1984).