ERIC Number: ED257999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Enhance Understanding of Individuals with Disabilities. Module CG C-14 of Category C--Implementing. Competency-Based Career Guidance Modules.
McBain, Susan L.
This learning module, one in a series of competency-based guidance program training packages focusing upon professional and paraprofessional competencies of guidance personnel, deals with developing a greater understanding of persons with disabilities. Addressed in the module are the following topics: negative assumptions commonly made about individuals with disabilities, ways of identifying one's personal attitudes toward disabled persons and reasons for holding those attitudes, the process of psychological adjustment to acquired disabilities and appropriate responses to such disabilities, career and life obstacles faced by persons with disabilities and guidance approaches to help alleviate some of these obstacles, and strategies for enhancing open communication about disabilities between counselors and disabled clients. The module consists of readings and learning experiences covering these five topics. Each learning experience contains some or all of the following: an overview, a competency statement, a learning objective, one or more individual learning activities, an individual feedback exercise, one or more group activities, and a facilitator's outline for use in directing the group activities. Concluding the module are handouts, a participant self-assessment questionnaire, a trainer's assessment questionnaire, a checklist of performance indicators, a list of references, and an annotated list of suggested additional resources. (MN)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Change Strategies, Check Lists, Communication Skills, Competency Based Education, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Client Relationship, Counselor Role, Counselor Training, Disabilities, Emotional Adjustment, Evaluation Criteria, Guidance Personnel, Individual Needs, Inservice Education, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Paraprofessional Personnel, Postsecondary Education, Psychological Needs, Questionnaires, School Counseling, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Social Bias, Special Needs Students
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.; American Association for Counseling and Development, Alexandria, VA.; American Vocational Association, Arlington, VA.; American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.; Missouri Univ., Columbia.
Note: For other modules in the Competency-Based Career Guidance Series, see CE 041 641. Adapted by Linda Phillips-Jones.