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ERIC Number: ED461230
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
TARGET: A Self-Advocacy Strategy.
Bulgren, Janis
This manual contains information about social skills and self-advocacy and provides strategies for teaching these skills to adults with disabilities who may need to act as their own advocates for accommodation in a variety of settings, including work and education. This strategy is cued by the acronym TARGET, which stands for the following steps: Target the topic, Address the need, Relate the reasons for the need, Give a plan or ask for help, Explain why the plan will work, and Tie down future plans. TARGET provides teachers with a way to instruct students in a social skills strategy cued by the acronym FACT (Face the person, Activate eye contact, Check expression, and Talk clearly), that helps them act in the most effective way when discussing an accommodation request with another person. The manual contains a scripted guide to instruction in social skills, self-advocacy, role-playing, and strategies. The guided script is followed by cue cards and a planning form with samples. The cue cards are designed to be used in conjunction with the preceding part of the manual. Lesson plans explain each step of the TARGET and FACT strategies. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Center for Research on Learning.