ERIC Number: ED291216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Job Success for Handicapped Youth: A Social Protocol Curriculum.
Stowitschek, Joseph J.; Salzberg, Charles L.
The book is intended for use by school- and nonschool-based professionals in teaching social skills and social competence to handicapped persons in order to promote employment success. It provides guidelines, procedures, and instrumentation for: (1) assessing client status on socially validated social skills required in both school- and community-based employment settings; (2) using curricular guidelines and scripts for teaching essential social skills; (3) teaching social skills in actual work settings; and (4) individualizing the instructional process to accommodate both client attributes and specific setting requirements. Work-at-school curriculum examples for each of 22 identified social-vocational skills describe the events that occasion social responding, analyze the kind of responses that are called for, and suggest a focus for training. The competitive employment curriculum guide, intended to aid social-vocational skill training on the job, uses the same 22 skills embedded in eight scripts that describe ongoing interactions taking place in five different jobs (automobile cleaner, cafeteria worker, fast food worker, motel maid, and dishwasher). An appendix contains master forms designed to be reproduced for use with the social protocol curriculum. (VW)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Problems, Interpersonal Competence, Secondary Education, Social Cognition, Social Development, Transitional Programs, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Education, Vocational Evaluation
The Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20091 ($11.00, $9.35 members; Publication No. 321).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.