ERIC Number: ED259523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Competitive Employment for Persons with Mental Retardation: From Research to Practice. Volume I.
Wehman, Paul, Ed.; Hill, Janet W., Ed.
Twenty-one papers address issues related to competitive employment of persons with mental retardation. The papers are grouped into four distinct sections having the following headings: general papers, transition from school to work, parent involvement, and behavioral training strategies. The individual papers are as follows: "Critical Values in Employment Programs for Persons with Developmental Disabilities" (P. Wehman and M. Moon); "A Supported Work Approach to Competitive Employment of Individuals with Moderate and Severe Handicaps" (P. Wehman and J. Kregel); "Supported Work Model of Competitive Employment for Mentally Retarded Persons: Implications for Rehabilitative Services" (W. Revell et al); "Demographic Analyses Related to Successful Job Retention for Competitively Employed Persons Who Are Mentally Retarded" (J. Hill et al); "Differential Reasons for Job Separation of Previously Employed Mentally Retarded Persons across Measured Intelligence Levels" (J. Hill et al); "An Analysis of Monetary and Nonmonetary Outcomes Associated with Competitive Employment of Mentally Retarded Persons" (M. Hill et al); "Time Limited Training and Supported Employment: A Model for Redistributing Existing Resources for Persons with Severe Disabilities" (M. Hill et al); "School to Work: A Vocational Transition Model for Handicapped Youth" (P. Wehman et al); "What is the Employment Outlook for Young Adults with Mental Retardation after Leaving School?" (P. Wehman et al); "Toward the Employability of Severely Handicapped Children and Youth" (P. Wehman); "Community Integration of Young Adults with Mental Retardation: Transition from School to Adulthood" (J. Kregel et al); "Transition from School to Work for Individuals with Severe Handicaps: A Follow-up Study" (P. Wehman et al); "Unemployment among Handicapped Youth: What Is the Role of the Public Schools?" (P. Wehman and J. Barcus); "Parent/Guardian Attitudes toward the Working Conditions of Their Mentally Retarded Children" (J. Hill et al); "Factors Influencing Parents' Vocational Aspirations for Their Mentally Retarded Children" (J. Seyfarth et al); "Helping Your Child with Severe Developmental Disabilities Receive Vocational Training and Employment: Guidelines for Parents" (M. Moon and A. Beale); "Assessment of Parental Concerns Regarding the Skill Deficits of Their Competitively Employed Child" (M. Shafer et al); "Developing Appropriate Social-Interpersonal Skills in a Mentally Retarded Worker" (M. Shafer et al); "The Development of Automated Banking Services for Mentally Retarded Persons: A Pilot Study" (M. Shafer et al); "A Demonstration of the Acceptability of Applied Behavior Analysis in a Natural Job Environment" (V. Brooke et al); and "The Development of Punctuality in a Mentally Retarded Worker through Self-Recording" (M. Shafer and V. Brooke). (CL)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Daily Living Skills, Education Work Relationship, Employment, Employment Potential, Interpersonal Competence, Job Skills, Mental Retardation, Models, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Vocational Adjustment, Young Adults
Virginia Commonwealth University, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, 1314 W. Main St., Richmond, VA 23284 ($8.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - General; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.; Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Research Projects Branch.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.
Note: Sections I-IV have also been processed separately, see EC 180 260-263.