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Developing Staff Competencies for Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities: An Orientation Handbook, Second Edition / Edition 2
     

Developing Staff Competencies for Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities: An Orientation Handbook, Second Edition / Edition 2

by James F. Gardner, Michael S. Chapman, Gardner
 

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ISBN-10: 1557661073

ISBN-13: 9781557661074

Pub. Date: 01/01/1993

Publisher: Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company

Formerly titled Staff Development in Mental Retardation Services: A Practical Handbook, this second edition, in an easier-to-use format, gives service providers helpful strategies for increasing effectiveness and maintaining well-being while working in the rewarding yet challenging field of human services. Filled with answers to pertinent questions about

Overview

Formerly titled Staff Development in Mental Retardation Services: A Practical Handbook, this second edition, in an easier-to-use format, gives service providers helpful strategies for increasing effectiveness and maintaining well-being while working in the rewarding yet challenging field of human services. Filled with answers to pertinent questions about service development, delivery, and assessment, this intuitive guide also offers guidelines for working with families, coping with stress and burnout, and enhancing service management and quality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557661074
Publisher:
Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
461
Sales rank:
1,186,615
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction

Section I: Foundations of Services

  1. An Introduction to Developmental Disabilities
  2. Historical and Contemporary Trends in Services
  3. The Principle of Normalization
  4. Legal Rights of Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Section II: Program Development for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

  1. The Process of Assessment
  2. The Interdisciplinary Team Process
  3. Developing Instructional Strategies
  4. Identifying and Measuring Behaviors
  5. Principles of Behavior Intervention

Section III: New Trends and Individual Differences

  1. Human Sexuality
  2. Leisure and Recreation
  3. Adaptive Technology
  4. Supported Employment

Section IV: Maintaining Perspectives: Guidelines for Individual Employees

  1. Coping with Stress and Burnout
  2. Working with Families
  3. Maintaining Safe Environments
  4. Drugs and Medications
  5. Management Responsibilities
  6. Maintaining and Enhancing Quality of Services

Glossary
Index

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