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ERIC Number: EJ915092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Teaching Social Skills to Enhance Work Performance in a Child Care Setting
Gear, Sabra; Bobzien, Jonna; Judge, Sharon; Raver, Sharon A.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v46 n1 p40-51 Mar 2011
Adults with intellectual disabilities face difficulty seeking employment in the community workforce. Using a single-subject design, this study examined the utility of role playing and self-management strategies to enhance work performance by promoting the social skills of a young woman with Down syndrome working in a community child care setting. Social behaviors taught included: (a) establishing and maintaining eye contact with adults during conversation, (b) waiting to speak until adults finished speaking, and (c) giving appropriate verbal responses to directions, feedback, or criticism. Results indicated moderate-to-large increases in target behaviors during intervention, with these changes maintained for three months following training. The training protocol was effective in teaching r rs which improved work performance. Implications for practice are discussed. (Contains 4 figures.)
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia