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Developing staff competencies for supporting people with developmental disabilities : an orientation handbook

Author: James F Gardner; Michael S Chapman
Publisher: Baltimore : P.H. Brookes Pub. Co., ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This practical handbook gives service providers strategies for increasing their effectiveness and maintaining their well-being while working in the challenging field of human services.

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Genre/Form: Programmed instructional materials
Programmed instruction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James F Gardner; Michael S Chapman
ISBN: 1557661073 9781557661074
OCLC Number: 25747138
Notes: Revised edition of: Staff development in mental retardation services. c1985.
Description: xi, 461 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: An introduction to developmental disabilities --
Historical and contemporary trends in services --
The principle of normalization --
Legal rights of persons with developmental disabilities --
The process of assessment --
The interdisciplinary team process --
Developing instructional strategies --
Identifying and measuring behaviors --
Principles of behavior intervention --
Human sexuality --
Leisure and recreation --
Adaptive technology --
Supported employment --
Coping with stress and burnout --
Working with families --
Maintaining safe environments --
Drugs and medications --
Management responsibilities --
Maintaining and enhancing quality of services.
Responsibility: James F. Gardner, Michael S. Chapman.
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"a handbook in the best sense of the word...a guide to the process of learning and change in the direction of current trends such as inclusion and respectful philosophies of care" "Gardner and Read more...

 
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