Taxonomy of Behavioral Objectives

(with Fran Hewitt) - a publication of Portland Habilitation Center, Inc. A resource manual for individualized program planning, this is also a training instrument for functional independence, and develops 1,100 skills into 27,000 component tasks in nine major subject areas. This work focuses on specific skills that need to be taught to individuals at various levels of functioning regardless of age or classifying label.
The cover of the Taxonomy of Behavioral Objectives that appears below and on the preceding page is the cover of the original 1982 version of the work, which is no longer available in that format. In 1992 the Taxonomy and the Social Readiness Program were combined into a single 3-ring binder, and this one-volume set is still available from Portland Habilitation Center. Click "Buy the Book" for purchasing information. Though the combined 1992 version is not a revision of the 1982 content, combining the two works into one brought with it, among other things, the opportunity for some needed clarification and comment. In addition, both books underwent a significant name change; namely, the reference to "mentally handicapped persons" was dropped from the original titles because both works can be used successfully with individuals regardless of their specific abilities, and because our society's language has become more sensitive in its description of people with disabilities.

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