ERIC Number: ED330139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Can Social Skills for Employment be Taught? Using Cognitive-Behavioral Procedures with Adolescents with Mild Disabilities. Number 28. Research and Resources on Special Education.
Warger, Cynthia L.
This paper reviews and summarizes six research projects exploring possible methods for teaching vocation-oriented social skills to adolescent students with mild learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, or mental retardation. Projects discussed vary in terms of target social skills, intervention methods, settings, and generalizability. The six studies addressed: (1) behavior rehearsal with students who have learning disabilities; (2) problem solving, modeling, and role playing with students who have learning disabilities; (3) problem solving, modeling, and role playing with students who have mental retardation; (4) combined techniques with students who have mental retardation; (5) role playing and self-monitoring with students who have behavior disorders; and (6) combined techniques with multi-categorical students. A call is made for a comprehensive synthesis of proven methods to facilitate employment success among mildly disabled adolescents. Includes 53 references. (PB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Modification, Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, Instructional Effectiveness, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Job Skills, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Mild Disabilities, Problem Solving, Prosocial Behavior, Role Playing, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Sensitivity Training, Social Behavior, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
ERIC/OSEP Special Project on Interagency Information Dissemination, Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.