ERIC Number: ED308669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
A National Survey on the Taxonomy of Community Living Skills. Working Paper 87-4. COMPETE: Community-Based Model for Public-School Exit and Transition to Employment.
Dever, Richard B.
This paper is a product of Project COMPETE, a service demonstration project undertaken for the purpose of developing and validating a model and training sequence to improve transition services for moderately, severely, and profoundly retarded youth. The paper describes the Taxonomy of Community Living Skills, an organized statement of instructional goals to aid in curriculum development for persons with mental retardation. The goals are organized into five domains: (1) Homemaking and Community Life, (2) Vocational, (3) Leisure, (4) Personal Maintenance and Development, and (5) Travel. The taxonomy provides lists of skills for each of the major goals. In addition each domain has a list of potential "glitches" with which everyone must learn to cope (e.g., missing the bus). Results of a review of the taxonomy by 59 experts in instruction of the retarded are detailed and indicate that they perceived the taxonomy as a potentially useful document. Twenty-one references are listed. (DB)
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Classification, Community Involvement, Daily Living Skills, Education Work Relationship, Homemaking Skills, Leisure Time, Moderate Mental Retardation, Normalization (Handicapped), Self Care Skills, Severe Mental Retardation, Student Educational Objectives, Travel Training, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Dept. of Mental Health, Indianapolis.; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Center for Innovation in Teaching the Handicapped.
Note: For related documents, see EC 220 524-535.