Other Books By John Meyers (available at www.mosscanyon.com)

How to Teach Daily Living Skills to Adults with Developmental Disabilities

This book introduces readers to a wide range of principles used in teaching daily living skills to adults with developmental disabilities - including understanding the basics of behavior, assessing behaviors, writing plans, instructional processes, reinforcement, behavior management tips, data collection, ethical issues, and much more.

Indoor Activities for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

 It is very easy to fall into a rut when staying indoors at a facility  based day program. How do you engage adult clients in interesting and  fun age appropriate activities and still make those activities fall  within your program's training mission? Here are 31 ideas - 26 of  them complete with number of participants, difficulty level, prep time,  activity time, materials needed, and activity instructions, 

Down Time Plan

 What do your clients and staff do during times of slow/no work in your vocational program?

Here  is an idea generating book for vocational program down time activities.  Over 20 ideas are included (which will hopefully inspire even more  ideas of your own) with suggestions for implementing the activities.  Suggestions include how to talk to your adult clients about topics such  as "Appropriate Work Behavior" and "Job Search Training" (What kinds of  jobs are there? Where do you look for a job? Applications and  Interviews).

Downtime headings are broken down into 3 basic  headings: Brief (up to a few hours), Moderate (1-2 days), and Severe (3  or more days in length).

The Task Analysis Book

Why can't a client do a particular skill? What part of "Crossing the Street Safely" can't they do? This book breaks down 25 skills into individual components for you.

For example, Crossing the Street" is broken into seven distinct steps, with seventeen suggestions for instruction.

Individual Service Plan Guidelines

A basic "how to" for writing Individual Service Plans. Step by step explanations for thinking out each component of a plan including Long Range Goals, Objectives, and Criteria.

Includes sample assessment forms and questionnaires as well as an introduction to the basics of Instructional Processes.

Customizable Staff Orientation

Microsoft Word files on a CD. 

There are nine sections in this orientation: Basic Orientation,  Administrative Requirements, General House Guidelines, Ethical Issues,  Basic Principles of Behavior, Instructional Processes, Reinforcement,  Interim Management Strategies, Data Collection, and Vocational Training. 

 There may be some pieces of information or even whole sections that  don’t apply to your program. That’s OK. Just delete those sections and  write in what does apply.  That's the whole point.

Basic Training

 Seven training topics written in easy to understand language for staff  persons supporting adults with developmental disabilities. Now you can  teach your staff basic fundamentals of behavior without paying an  "expert" to do your trainings for you (or you can pay me an outrageous amount of money to come to you and do the trainings). 

Basic Principles of Behavior  covers the definition of a developmental disability, how to define  specific behaviors, and a basic understanding of behavior causes.

Behavior Reinforcement  covers positive and negative reinforcement, type I and II punishment,  primary and secondary reinforcers, and the use of reinforcement for  behaviors.

Ethical Issues covers the rights of people with disabilities, confidentiality, and the care and supervision of clients.

Instructional Processes covers functional programming and basic instructional methods such as a prompting hierarchy, shaping and chaining.

Behavior Management  covers some principles of behavior management as well as interim  management strategies (what can we do while the client's  service/behavior support plan is still being worked on?).

Data Collection covers assessments (types and why do we do them?) and tracking sheets.

Service Plans  shows what information a well written plan for skills and behaviors  should include, as well as how to arrive at those decisions.


More Information on These Books

 There is more information on all of these books  (and you can order them) at our Moss Canyon website. Just click on the Disability Resources button once you go to www.mosscanyon.com.