ERIC Number: ED316005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Programming for Students with Autism.
Sitlington, Patricia L.; And Others
This sourcebook deals with the basic work behaviors and vocational skills that should be targeted in a secondary level program for students with autism. A chapter titled "The Vocational Training Continuum" presents the theoretical basis for developing a continuum of vocational experiences needed by the autistic learner. It describes existing vocational training models for the severely handicapped, issues and questions emerging from these models, and the vocational training continuum developed by the Transitional Autism Program at Indiana University's Developmental Training Center. "Vocational Assessment" reviews types of information needed in the assessment process, describes methods of obtaining assessment information, and provides a model for ongoing assessment tied to vocational programming phases. "Teaching Entry Level Vocational Behaviors: Identifying Individual Objectives" focuses on establishing appropriate objectives in the areas of communication, endurance/continuous working, compliance, interpersonal behavior, rate, and accuracy. "Teaching Entry Level Vocational Behaviors: Manipulating Instructional Variables" uses instructional variables as a means to teach flexibility and independence within the context of work behaviors. Specific manipulations of environment, structure/routine/schedule, materials, and expectations/reinforcement are examined. Appendices contain a summary of formal assessment instruments, student profile database forms, vocational assessment summary, sample individual educational plans, and sample behavior plans. 25 references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Autism, Evaluation Methods, Job Skills, Job Training, Models, Program Development, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education, Vocational Evaluation
Indiana Resource Center for Autism, Institute for the Study of Developmental Disabilities, 2853 East 10th St., Bloomington, IN 47408.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Developmental Training Center.