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Developing Staff Competencies for Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities : An Orientation Handbook - James F. Gardner

Developing Staff Competencies for Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities

An Orientation Handbook

Paperback Published: 28th February 1993
ISBN: 9781557661074
Number Of Pages: 416

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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.

"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 Chapman have written 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."

Introduction
Foundations of Services
An Introduction to Developmental Disabilitiesp. 3
Historical and Contemporary Trends in Servicesp. 27
The Principle of Normalizationp. 45
Legal Rights of Persons with Developmental Disabilitiesp. 69
Program Development for Persons With Developmental Disabilities
The Process of Assessmentp. 93
The Interdisciplinary Team Processp. 111
Developing Instructional Strategiesp. 129
Identifying and Measuring Behaviorsp. 153
Principles of Behavior Interventionp. 171
New Trends and Individual Differences
Human Sexualityp. 197
Leisure and Recreationp. 217
Adaptive Technologyp. 237
Supported Employmentp. 263
Maintaining Perspectives: Guidelines for Individual Employees
Coping with Stress and Burnoutp. 283
Working with Familiesp. 305
Maintaining Safe Environmentsp. 349
Drugs and Medicationsp. 369
Management Responsibilitiesp. 393
Maintaining and Enhancing Quality of Servicesp. 419
Glossaryp. 437
Indexp. 447
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ISBN: 9781557661074
ISBN-10: 1557661073
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 28th February 1993
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 18.42  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.78
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised