Book Title: Positive Behavior Supports for Adults with Disabilities in Employment, Community, and Residential Settings
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd
Author: Keith Storey
The aim of this book is to provide an overview of positive behavior supports for adults with disabilities in a written format that is directed to support providers who can immediately put the information to use. The authors have written the book in a non-technical format and include clear real-life examples for using positive behavior supports in employment, community, and residential settings. It is generic across disability labels and should be of interest to those working with adults with disabilities in any capacity. In this book each chapter follows the sequence of: Key Point Questions; Window to the World Case Studies; Best Practice Recommendations; Discussion Questions; and Employment, Community, and Residential Based Activity Suggestions. The book is intended to give support providers the knowledge and skills for providing positive behavior supports in employment, community, and residential settings and thereby improve the quality of life for the individuals that they support. The rubber meets the road, not only in how to support adults with disabilities, but also in how to implement positive behavior supports so that positive quality of life outcomes occur. An advantage of this book is that agencies and organizations preparing support providers can easily use it in courses or trainings that address positive behavior supports, as it covers methodology that is seldom covered in detail in most texts. Those who are already support providers will find the information to be practical and easily implemented in applied settings. College instructors are likely to choose this book based upon: the consistent format used throughout; the readability of the book for students in college classes or adult service providers; the comprehensive coverage of positive behavior supports; and the direct applicability to applied settings. In addition to college instructors, others providing instruction, supervision, and training to support providers will find this book useful.