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ERIC Number: EJ835312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 81
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1122
Enhancing Personal Outcomes: Organizational Strategies, Guidelines, and Examples
Schalock, Robert L.; Verdugo, Miquel A.; Bonham, Gordon S.; Fantova, Fernando; Van Loon, Jos
Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, v5 n4 p276-285 Dec 2008
Education and rehabilitation programs in the field of intellectual disabilities are developing specific strategies related to demonstrated personal outcomes, quality of life (QOL)-related services and supports, evidence-based practices, and quality improvement. The purpose of this article is to summarize key aspects of these strategies within a two-component framework: the concept of QOL and systems thinking. Based on our collective experiences and published literature, four specific strategies are presented and discussed: mental models, assessment, service delivery practices, and quality improvement (QI). Essential guidelines for the successful implementation of these strategies are then presented, along with an exemplary application of each strategy. Each example shows the significant role of the consumer, the organization, and the larger system in organizational change, QI, and the enhancement of personal outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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