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ERIC Number: ED308289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Associated Work Skills: A Manual.
Egan, Isabelle; And Others
This manual is designed to assist in teaching the necessary work-related behaviors that frequently help individuals with handicaps to enter and remain in the sheltered or competitive work force. It can be used by teachers at the primary, elementary, and secondary levels. Chapter I summarizes the research on associated work skills, sometimes called prevocational skills, and highlights their importance as a critical factor in work adjustment. Chapter II explains the purpose and use of the Associated Teaching Research Work Skills Checklist, which is composed of four sections: work-related behavior, mobility/transportation, self-help/grooming, and social communication. It illustrates procedures for filling out the form and gives suggestions for incorporating the checklist into the individualized education program meeting. Chapter III describes the elements of behavioral theory--the cue, behavior, and consequence--and gives examples of each. The teaching format for associated work skills that are considered "skill acquisition" programs is presented, including data collection techniques, correction procedures, and updating procedures. Chapter IV describes the "Rules of Thumb" for managing inappropriate behavior and the seven principles used in developing formalized treatment programs. Sample programs and data forms are provided to illustrate each step. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State System of Higher Education, Monmouth. Teaching Research Div.