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Developing Staff Competencies for Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities : An Orientation Handbook

Developing Staff Competencies for Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities : An Orientation Handbook - 2nd edition

Developing Staff Competencies for Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities : An Orientation Handbook - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9781557661074

ISBN10: 1557661073

Developing Staff Competencies for Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities : An Orientation Handbook by James F. Gardner - ISBN 9781557661074
Edition: 2ND 93
Copyright: 1993
Publisher: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.
Published: 1993
International: No
Developing Staff Competencies for Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities : An Orientation Handbook by James F. Gardner - ISBN 9781557661074

ISBN13: 9781557661074

ISBN10: 1557661073

Edition: 2ND 93

Summary

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.

Table of Contents

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

5. The Process of Assessment
6. The Interdisciplinary Team Process
7. Developing Instructional Strategies
8. Identifying and Measuring Behaviors
9. Principles of Behavior Intervention

Section III: New Trends and Individual Differences

10. Human Sexuality
11. Leisure and Recreation
12. Adaptive Technology
13. Supported Employment

Section IV: Maintaining Perspectives: Guidelines for Individual Employees

14. Coping with Stress and Burnout
15. Working with Families
16. Maintaining Safe Environments
17. Drugs and Medications
18. Management Responsibilities
19. Maintaining and Enhancing Quality of Services

Glossary
Index

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