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ERIC Number: ED389132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct-20
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Generalization of Work-Related Social Behavior for Persons with Mental Retardation.
Black, Rhonda S.; Langone, John
This paper reviews the research and attempts to identify instructional techniques and settings to promote generalization of appropriate work-related social behavior in individuals with mental retardation. First, it provides a definition of transition and discusses the importance of training for generalization, discrimination, and maintenance. Three techniques are then explained: (1) cognitive process approaches to instruction, (2) using peers as change agents, and (3) community-based instruction. The paper finds support for all three techniques and recommends that transition for students with mental retardation involve enrollment in vocational education programs, instruction in community-based environments, paid part-time employment, cognitive process approaches, and peer-mediated interventions. (Contains 30 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Conference of the Division on Career Development and Transition (Raleigh, NC, October 19-21, 1995).