Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Education of Learning Disabled Children)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Joanne Marie Kliebhan, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Children with mental disabilities--Vocational education; People with mental disabilities--Employment


The purpose of this paper was to present a representative sample of materials that may be useful in survival and career education for students in learning disability classes who are about to leave the school environment and become adult members of society. Daily living skills, occupational guidance and preparation, and personal social skills have been selected as curriculum areas for categorization of these materials. Among daily living skills are finances, recreation and leisure, consumer education, family living, etc. Personal and social skills involve self-appreciation, socially responsive behavior, decision-making and problem solving, and communication. The occupational area includes exploring occupational possibilities and making appropriate decisions, work ethics, acquiring saleable job skills, and seeking and maintaining satisfactory employment.


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