Employment Skills

WORK-RELATED BEHAVIORS

Job-Related Social/Communication Skills

  • Vocational Social Skills
    Clement-Heist, K., Siegel, S., & Gaylord-Ross, R. (1992). Simulated and in situ vocational social skills training for youths with learning disabilities. Exceptional Children, 58, 336-345.
    Lesson Plan 70
  • Employment Communication Skills Using Dual Communication Boards
    Heller, K. W., Allgood, M. H., Ware, S. P., & Castelle, M. D. (1996). Use of dual communication boards at vocational sites by students who are deaf-blind. Re:View, 27(4), 180-191.
    Lesson Plan 71

Self-Management on the Job

  • Making Sack Lunches
    Agran, M., Fodor-Davis, J., Moore, S., & Martella, S. (1992). Effects of a peer-delivered self-instructional training on a lunch-making work task for students with severe disabilities. Education and Training in Mental Retardation, 27, 230-240.
    Lesson Plan 72
  • Washer Machine Usage
    Briggs, A., Alberto, P., Sharpton, W., Berlin, K., McKinley, C. & Ritts, C. (1990). Generalized use of a self-operated audio prompting system. Education and Training in Mental Retardation, 25, 381-389.
    Lesson Plan 73
  • Job Skills Using Computer Based Instruction
    Mechling, L. C., & Ortega-Hurndon, F. (2007). Computer-based video instruction to teach young adults with moderate intellectual disabilities to perform multiple step, job tasks in a generalized setting. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 42, 24-37.
    Lesson Plan 74
  • Preparing Breakfast Using Tactile Cues
    Taylor, R. G. (1987). Teaching a severely handicapped deaf-blind young woman to prepare breakfast foods. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 81(2), 67-69.
    Lesson Plan 75

Job Seeking Skills

  • Job Application Completion
    Nelson, J. R., & D. J. Smith (1994). The effects of learning strategy instruction on the completion of job applications by students. Journal of Learning Disabilities 27, 104-110.
    Lesson Plan 76

Occupation Specific Employment Skills

  • Collating Photocopies
    Cihak, D. F., Alberto, P. A., Kessler, K., & Taber, T. A. (2004). An investigation of instructional scheduling arrangements for community based instruction. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 25, 67-88.
    Lesson Plan 77_83
  • Job Skills Using Computer Based Instruction
    Mechling, L. C., & Ortega-Hurndon, F. (2007). Computer-based video instruction to teach young adults with moderate intellectual disabilities to perform multiple step, job tasks in a generalized setting. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 42, 24-37.
    Lesson Plan 78
  • Cleaning Bathroom Mirror, Sink, and Toilet
    Mitchell, R. J., Schuster, J. W., Collins, B. C., & Gassaway, L. J. (2000). Teaching vocational skills with a faded auditory prompting system. Education and Training in Mental Retardation, 35, 415-427.
    Lesson Plan 79
  • Employment Skills Using a Palmtop Computer
    Riffel, L. A., Wehmeyer, M. L., Turnbull, A. P., Lattimore, J., Davies, D., Stock, S., & Fischer, S. (2005). Promoting independent performance of transition-related tasks using a palmtop PC-based self-directed visual and auditory prompting system. Journal of Special Education Technology, 20(2), 5-14.
    Lesson Plan 80
  • Hair Salon Skills
    Westerlund, D., Granucci, E. A., Gamache, P., & Clark, H. B. (2006). Effects of peer mentors on work-related performance of adolescents with behavioral and/or learning disabilities. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 8, 244-251.
    Lesson Plan 81
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