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How To Teach Daily Living Skills to Adults with Developmental Disabilities

4.4 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1440113192
ISBN-10: 144011319X
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About the Author

John Meyers has over eighteen years’ experience supporting adults with developmental disabilities. He has worked in both vocational and day programs, retiring as the director of a day program. He gained his experience by working directly with adult clients, not just studying about how to understand a person with a developmental disability. He is the author of several disability resource books. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (December 30, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 144011319X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440113192
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,077,785 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Kathleen H. Meeker on February 10, 2010
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This book should be required reading for every person workng in the field with developmentally disabled adults. For that matter, every teacher that has a special education student in her class and every social worker who has a dd adult as a client. John Meyers has lovingly presented the case for the developmentally disabled adult. They are not stupid, they aren't mentally ill. They just learn differently. And learn they can. I also recommend his "How To" manual SNAP Cirriculum which has more than 200 different specific instructions on teaching Independent Living Skills. Thank you for writing this book.
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I have been a Clinical Psychologist for 17 years, but I do not have much experience with adults with developmental disabilities. I purchased this book along with others, and I must say this was the most direct, down to earth, common sense book I've read. It is filled with light-hearted humor, emphasizing the best approach when working with this population. If you are interested in becoming a better provider who values understanding communication more than "decreasing bad behavior", then this book definitely is for you!
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On January 27, 2011, our family experienced a tragedy. My daughter, had received a traumatic brain injury. We all think it will never happen to us. Well, I have come to understand that EVERYONE has some sort of sadness. Perhaps gives us a little motivation to be kind to one another! So, in our voyage with my girl, who is an adult, needs to relearn nearly everything. I found that we received very little help and direction form the doctors. Probably because they really don't know what happened to her. I was left to research out things that would help her and give us some guidance as to how to teach her. It is flexible. None of us are teachers by trade! If you find yourself in a similar position and need help with how and what to teach an adult with disabilities, I recommend this book. We have had it for quite some time. We do skip round and take on tasks that apply to my daughter. This book has been a most helpful tool for us. I recommend that you read a bit about it to see if its a fit for your situation and student. If you are reading this, you must be in a situation to need this book. I wish you luck and hope. If you find that this is helpful to you, please click yes for me! Thank you!
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My husband moved from one social service to another and needed some basic knowledge. This book was perfect. Down to earth. Plain language. Everything made sense and the author really knew how to connect. Highly recommend to anyone that wants to understand this field, but without the advanced professional vocabulary. A couple months into the job...he was very grateful for this book!
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The author showed well the human side of working with this population, but there was no "how" explained other than to order his program.
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I enjoyed this read...and recommend this book if you are in the field of providing supports and services to people with disabilities.
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This book wasn't what I was hoping for. It was more an anectdotal description of the writer's experiences, not truly a how-to book. I was disappointed.
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