Developing a Leisure Skill Repertoire in Severely and Profoundly Handicapped Persons

Paul Wehman, Adelle Renzaglia, Geraldine Berry, Richard Schutz, Orv Karan

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The present paper describes the development of a repertoire of leisure time skills in severely and profoundly handicapped adolescents and adults. Specific instructional direction and appropriate task analyses were provided in data-based programs involving the training of three exercises and four table games. The results of each program were evaluated in a multiple baseline design. Results were discussed in terms of the importance of helping the severely and profoundly handicapped develop a repertoire of leisure time skills. The ability to use leisure time is viewed as a potentially critical component in the move toward community reintegration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-172
Number of pages11
JournalResearch and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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