ERIC Number: ED355743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Peer Workshop Training Manual.
Leuenberger, Janice; And Others
These workshop materials are intended to prepare professionals and community volunteers to serve as peer workshop leaders with young adults and adults with learning disabilities. The workshops are intended to: establish support groups; increase self-awareness and self-advocacy skills; improve interpersonal social skills; and provide adaptability instruction which increases personal responsibility for motivation, performance, and satisfaction. Introductory information describes use of the materials and suggests techniques for working with small groups. The four peer workshops focus on: (1) self-awareness; (2) how to get a job and keep it; (3) interpersonal/social skills; and (4) handling stress and change. The materials for a workshop typically involve a sample script, suggested discussion topics, and participation activities. Pretests and posttests for each workshop are provided to help in evaluation. Supplemental materials (e.g., handouts) are also included. (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Assertiveness, Group Discussion, Group Guidance, Individual Development, Interpersonal Competence, Job Search Methods, Learning Disabilities, Peer Teaching, Postsecondary Education, Self Advocacy, Self Concept, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Social Support Groups, Stress Management, Vocational Rehabilitation, Workshops, Young Adults
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Omaha. Educational and Student Services.