ERIC Number: ED346624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Supervisor's Manual: Great Falls Transition Project, a Cooperative Model for Least Restrictive Employment.
White, Stephen; And Others
The manual is intended to provide employment supervisors with skills to enable them to motivate and provide any needed support to workers with disabilities. The material is organized into seven short sessions with most of the material consisting of basic principles for communicating and instructing persons with disabilities and case study problems for small group discussion. Session I focuses on awareness and covers famous people with disabilities, the difference between a disability and a handicap, normalization, and associations at work. Session II covers the learning curve and principles of training. Session III looks at personal issues in supported employment including explaining the job, one-way and two-way communication, advocacy and independence, and friendship. Management is considered in Session IV which covers behavior management, reinforcement, prompting, shaping, fading, collecting data, and resolving conflict. Consequences is the subject of the next session which looks at constructive criticism and positive feedback. Session VI considers collaboration including performance evaluation and who to contact with problems. The final session is on refocusing with sections on the least restrictive environment and ongoing advocacy. A glossary of 32 terms and appendixes (suggested evaluation forms, state and federal resources, pertinent federal legislation, and fact sheets covering the major disabilities) complete the document. (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Disabilities, Feedback, Interpersonal Communication, Learning Processes, On the Job Training, Reinforcement, Small Group Instruction, Supervision, Training Methods, Workshops
Great Falls Transition Project, Great Falls Public Schools, 2100 6th Avenue, South, Great Falls, MT 59405 ($17.00, quantity discount available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Great Falls Public Schools, MT.
Note: For related documents, see EC 212 107 and ED 332 382.