ERIC Number: ED326013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-5
Words for Work.
This paper addresses the need for special education students to learn appropriate work-related oral language and personal/social oral competencies to enhance their success in transition/career-oriented endeavors. It emphasizes the need for an interdisciplinary approach in developing these skills. The paper begins with a historical perspective, outlining the impact of various federal laws on services. The paper then analyzes the status of special education students in the work place, their need for communication skills and social competencies, and aspects of current programming. The Words for Work model is depicted; it shows that the ability to be socially competent radiates from the ability to communicate effectively. Finally, the outer circle of the model implies that success in family, academic, occpuational, social/personnel, and leisure activities radiates from the abilitiy to be communicatively and socially skilled. (33 references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children (67th, San Francisco, CA, April 3-7, 1989).