Transitioning Exceptional Children and Youth Into the Community

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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.

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Library Journal
The latest research and practice approaches included in this monograph make it an invaluable source for social workers and educational specialists who help exceptional children and youth move into the community. This work, published simultaneously as the journal Child and Youth Services, Vol. 10, No. 2, examines the technological advances made to accompany social change. Three main topics are covered: a historical and philosophical overview of normalization; assessment and training practices; and theory research and practice. References follow each essay. Recommended.Samuel T. Huang, Northern Illinois Univ. Lib., De Kalb
Has also been published as Child and youth services, v.10, no.2 1988. Considers historical and philosophical issues in normalization, basic issues in assessment and training, and community programs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780866567336
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/1989
  • Series: Child and Youth Services Series
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 15.20 (w) x 22.20 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents


  • 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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