ERIC Number: ED319212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Independent Community Social Skills to the Multihandicapped.
Beaulac, Pauline F.
Ten multihandicapped high-school students in the Dayton (Ohio) Public Schools were trained using a curriculum of independent community social skills, focusing specifically on restaurant skills, travel skills, shopping skills, self-care skills, and skills for visiting a business or government agency. The students made weekly trips into the community using public transportation and visited restaurants, shops, facilities such as beauty shops and barber shops, and business/government buildings. From pretest to posttest, the experimental group demonstrated more than a 50% growth over the skill growth score of a control group comprising four multihandicapped students. Appendices include the Independent Community Social Skills Assessment form, a checklist of tasks in each skill area, and monthly progress report forms. Includes 55 references. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Educational Specialist Degree, University of Dayton.