Principles and Practices of Building Community by Dr. Thomas Pomeranz
Dr. Pomeranz focuses on the fundamental strategies of promoting independence and self-determination. The instructional strategies address: verbal prompting, training materials usage, physical queuing, physical prompting, backward chaining, graduated guidance, successive approximations, proximity control and environmental engineering. Provides attendees with intensive hands on experience of best practice technology for facilitating skill acquisition. Through demonstration and role-play, attendees will enhance their skills in training "direct support professionals" in effectively teaching individuals: daily living, vocational, leisure, social and community participation skills. The session also reinforces the precept that an essential responsibility of all support staff is to emancipate the individuals they support - from unnecessary dependence.
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.