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ERIC Number: ED014825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 42
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Reference Count: 0
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CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR TRAINABLE RETARDED CHILDREN.
Webster County Superintendent of Schools Office, Ft. Dodge, IA.
ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION, ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICES, AND EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES ARE DISCUSSED. CHARACTERISTICS OF THESE TRAINABLE MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN ARE DESCRIBED, AND DAILY SCHEDULES FOR YOUNGER AND OLDER GROUPS ARE LISTED. TEACHING SUGGESTIONS ARE PRESENTED FOR SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT (INCLUDING SELF-CARE), ECONOMIC USEFULNESS, ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, LANGUAGE, WRITING, READING, ARITHMETIC, SCIENCE, MUSIC, AND PHYSICAL TRAINING. A FEW BROAD OBJECTIVES ARE MENTIONED, BUT MOST OF THESE AREAS CONTAIN LISTS OF SPECIFIC TASKS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED. SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT EMPHASIZES CLASS PARTICIPATION BY SHARING OR TAKING TURNS, ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-CARE IN DRESSING AND UNDRESSING, HYGIENE, AND HEALTH. ECONOMIC USEFULNESS REFERS TO THE DEGREE OF LIABILITY TO THE FAMILY OR SOCIETY, NOT TO MONEY OR INCOME. THE CHILDREN LEARN TASKS RELATED TO COOKING, CLEANING, AND OTHER HOME ACTIVITIES. ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT EMPHASIZES LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH SPEECH DRILLS, WRITING, READING, STORY PERIODS, ROLL CALL ACTIVITIES, LISTENING SKILLS, UNISON SPEAKING, SPELLING, AND READING PICTURES. ARITHMETIC CONCEPTS COVER AMOUNT, SIMPLE COUNTING, SHAPE OF NUMBERS, RELATING COUNTING TO QUANTITY CONCEPT, ASSOCIATING A NUMBER SYMBOL WITH AN AMOUNT, WRITING NUMBERS, NUMBER SEQUENCE, ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION, SIZE, TIME, CALENDAR, TEMPERATURE, MEASURES, MONEY, AGES, AND TELEPHONE USAGE. SCIENCE ASPECTS INCLUDE ANIMALS, PLANTS, AND WEATHER. PHYSICAL TRAINING WITH AND WITHOUT EQUIPMENT INCLUDES DEVELOPMENT OF LARGE AND SMALL MUSCLES. MUSIC APPRECIATION COVERS TYPES OF SONGS, USE OF SONGS, RHYTHMS, RHYTHM INSTRUMENTS, KEEPING TIME, AND LISTENING APPRECIATION. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Webster County Superintendent of Schools Office, Ft. Dodge, IA.
Identifiers: IOWA; Iowa (Webster County)