ERIC Number: ED338884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Transition to Independence. A Vocational Evaluation Curriculum To Enhance the Independence of Secondary Students with Physical, Sensory, and Mental Disabilities.
Carlock, Jeanne M.
This vocational needs course is specific to the needs of disabled students, with teaching units focusing on all areas of independent living. Introductory information includes the following: curriculum implementation, course description, classroom requirements, staff training, field testing, competency records, handicaps and people with disabilities, general references, and resource organizations. Each of the 13 chapters of the curriculum consists of a number of competencies, for each of which are provided a number of performance objectives. Each enabling objective that relates to a performance objective is accompanied by content, including specific notes and suggestions for the teacher, and activities (worksheets, games, checklists, and tests). Handouts and transparency masters are provided. The curriculum covers the following topics, divided into two domains (the personal/domestic and the vocational): (1) introduction to independent living; (2) goal setting; (3) social skills; (4) leisure/recreation; (5) health; (6) money management; (7) clothing selection and care; (8) travel/transportation; (9) home management; (10) housing; (11) nutrition/cooking; (12) advocacy; and (13) personal care attendant management. (YLB)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Behavioral Objectives, Clothing, Curriculum Guides, Daily Living Skills, Decision Making, Goal Orientation, Health, Hearing Impairments, High Schools, Home Management, Independent Living, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Activities, Leisure Education, Mental Disorders, Mental Retardation, Money Management, Nutrition Instruction, Physical Disabilities, Residential Care, Travel Training, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Endependence Center, Inc., Norfolk, VA.; Norfolk Public Schools, VA.
Note: For a related report, see CE 057 199.