Rev. ed. of: Staff development in mental retardation services. c1985.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
An introduction to developmental disabilities -- Historical and contemporary trends in services -- The principle of normalization -- Legal rights of persons with developmental disabilities -- The process of assessment -- The interdisciplinary team process -- Developing instructional strategies -- Identifying and measuring behaviors -- Principles of behavior intervention -- Human sexuality -- Leisure and recreation -- Adaptive technology -- Supported employment -- Coping with stress and burnout -- Working with families -- Maintaining safe environments -- Drugs and medications -- Management responsibilities -- Maintaining and enhancing quality of services.