Organizational Behavior Management and Developmental Disabilities
Services: Accomplishments and Future Directions examines the
advances of Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) in human
service agencies for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Management researchers, working managers, and supervisors will
learn strategies for effectively managing the day-to-day work
performance of personnel and receive ideas for further enhancement
of quality supports in human service agencies. Discussing the
history of OBM and future research needs, Organizational Behavior
Management and Developmental Disabilities Services offers the
information you need to boost staff morale, make your workers more
effective, and improve services to clients.This book contains
informative training and supervision procedures that can be used in
a variety of settings, such as large residential agencies, small
community living arrangements, early intervention programs, and
schools and related day treatment settings. Organizational Behavior
Management and Developmental Disabilities Services provides you
with research and techniques that will improve personal and staff
effectiveness, including: expanding the scope of OBM interventions
in developmental disability organizations by integrating total
quality management (TQM) approaches (systems analysis, team
effectiveness, measurement of consumer responses, and data
analysis) into quality improvement keeping residential
organizations focused on consumers by adopting short-term goals
geared to the immediate benefits for clients using OBM frameworks,
such as observing, analyzing, and implementing services, to help
specialists involved in early intervention (EI) programs gain
further insight into OBM and its relevance to EI teaching and
maintaining skills, such as goal setting and keeping records of
progress, for middle managers to improve services in community
living settings educating professional staff, not just direct
service staff, through videoptapes of sessions, preservice
training, and verbal feedback to improve effectiveness in applied
settings increasing acceptability of OBM procedures to service
systems staff by improving acceptability assessment methodology,
developing guidelines for implementing effective OBM procedures,
and involving supervisory and professional staff in acceptability
evaluations Organizational Behavior Management and Developmental
Disabilities Services offers numerous reviews of case studies,
providing you with current research and past trends that indicate
the successes and failures of OBM and how efficient methods can be
used in different areas of human services. Containing graphs and
concise charts that summarize research findings, Organizational
Behavior Management and Developmental Disabilities Services will
help you and your staff implement OBM methods that will improve
your effectiveness and better serve clients with developmental
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