ERIC Number: ED389949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec-2
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Top of the Mountain: Exceptional Outcomes for the Low to Moderate Mentally Challenged Individuals.
In preparing a special needs student for employment, a variety of assessments should be used based upon the skill level of the individual student. Past challenges and successes in vocational education must be examined. These past challenges and successes are the building blocks and roadmaps necessary for individual success. During the planning process, all available data must be collected and reviewed to create a baseline assessment. This baseline then becomes the springboard for an action plan. The action plan includes data from before, during, and after the training process. This plan includes assessment and implementation as an evolving sequence of events that continues until the desired goal is achieved. Seven training steps include the following: (1) baseline data; (2) creation of an action plan including training and behavior and additional information; (3) writing a task analysis; (4) implementation; (5) 30-day assessment, including changes in training and changes in behavior and additional information; (6) implementation of the changed plan; and (7) repetition of steps five and six until successful results are achieved. (This paper contains a case study of a training program for a mentally challenged girl.) (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Denver, CO, December 2, 1995).