Principles and Practices of Building Community by Dr. Thomas Pomeranz
Dr. Pomeranz decisively dispels the myth "they are children in adult bodies." The implications of developmental age and mental age are thoroughly explored. Introduces a variety of age-appropriate training and leisure materials that are desired by individuals with developmental disabilities. Through the sharing of tales, attendees will increase their sensitivity to adults with developmental disabilities utilizing age-appropriate media and behaviors. Deviancy-competency hypothesis will be discussed as to its importance in encouraging adults with developmental disabilities to select age-appropriate items.
Seven sessions of training providing skills and education on some of the most important concepts of community inclusion. The Principles and Practices of Building Community is a DVD library of compassionate, humorous and provocative training. It is for service providers or undergraduate college level instruction. Developed and presented by Dr. Thomas Pomeranz a nationally recognized authority, trainer, clinician and consultant in the field of services for people with disabilities. Dr. Pomeranz uses high quality graphic, humor and his 35 years of experience to engage his viewers.