1st Edition

Transitioning Exceptional Children and Youth Into the Community
Research and Practice



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ISBN 9780866567336
Published February 1, 1989 by Routledge
220 Pages

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Book Description

Focusing on the dynamic process of mainstreaming exceptional children and youth, experts examine some of the exciting technological advances made to accompany the social changes enacted over the years. This important sourcebook includes the latest research and state-of-the-art practice approaches for helping exceptional children and youth make the transition into the community--enabling them to live in the least restrictive environment. The behavioral training technology approach is stressed in this book, with explorations of the historical and philosophical issues in normalization and basic issues in assessment and training.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword

  • Preface
  • Section I: Overview
  • Historical and Philosophical Issues in Normalization of Handicapped Individuals
  • Section II: Issues in Assessment and Training
  • Measurement of Adaptive Behavior: Origins, Trends, Issues
  • Functional Skills and Behavioral Technology: Identifying What to Train and How to Train It
  • Section III: Theory, Research, and Practice
  • Teaching and Training Relevant Community Skills to Mentally Retarded Persons
  • Research and Practice in Three Areas of Social Competence: Social Assertion, Interviewing Skills, and Conversational Ability
  • Leisure and Recreation of Exceptional Children: Theory and Practice
  • Research and Trends in Employment of Adolescents With Handicaps
  • Index

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