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Handling Small Talk at Work: challenges for workers with intellectual disabilities

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While a worker with intellectual disability may be perform his job well, social interaction in the workplace is often a challenge, sometimes to the extent of jeopardising a job. This research focuses on 'small talk' in the workplace, and identifies aspects of small talk which may provide difficulties for workers with intellectual disability. The authors promote the idea of preparatory learning of workplace small talk, followed by on-the-job practice. They offer suggestions on how to equip workers for interpersonal workplace interaction. Keyword: Employment

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Author
Holmes, J; Fillary, R
Source
International Journal of Disability, Development & Education Vol. 47, No. 3
Publisher
Carfax Publishing
Publication Date
22 May 2005
Category
Professionals
Keywords
Employment
Origin
United States

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