Teaching Leisure and Promoting a High Quality of Life in Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Date: March 20, 2014
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter: Stacie Bancroft, PhD, BCBA-D
Abstract: Individuals with developmental disabilities have been found to spend about 60% of their awake time as adults in relatively unstructured "down-time". How they fill this time is dependent on the skills they have learned to that point. An individual with a well-developed leisure repertoire will be equipped to fill this time with fruitful, enjoyable activities that may lead to a better overall quality of life, enhanced social opportunities, and further opportunities to learn new skills. During this workshop we will examine the use of the term "leisure", re-conceptualize a meaning of leisure that better directs us toward enhancing the lives of those we serve, and discuss a broad-based approach to teaching leisure repertoires.
1. Attendees will be able to provide a functional definition of leisure.
2. Attendees will be able to list the various areas of focus for a broad-based approach to teaching leisure.
3. Attendees will be able to create a plan for learning targets in a leisure repertoire
4. Attendees will be able to discuss recent research and implications for practice.
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