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ERIC Number: ED015570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 1
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TEACHING THE MENTALLY RETARDED, A HANDBOOK FOR WARD PERSONNEL.
BENSBERG, GERALD J.
WRITTEN FOR ATTENDANTS, VOLUNTEERS, PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE, AND PARENTS, THIS MANUAL PRESENTS PRINCIPLES AND METHODS FOR TEACHING THE MENTALLY RETARDED TO BE AS INDEPENDENT AS POSSIBLE. THE FIRST SECTION PROVIDES GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE DEVELOPMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS OF NORMAL CHILDREN AND CONTRASTS THESE WITH SOME OF THE NEEDS OF THE RETARDED. PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING THE RETARDED, INCLUDING SECTIONS ON MOTIVATION AND LEARNING, ATTENTION SPAN, ATTITUDES OF ATTENDANTS, AND EXPECTATIONS OF SUCCESS ARE DISCUSSED. TEACHING OF SELF CARE SKILLS (MOTOR, SOUND, AND LANGUAGE) IS INCLUDED. COMMERCIAL AND SPECIALLY DEVISED PICTURES AND DRAWINGS OF EQUIPMENT FOR SPECIFIC HANDICAPS ARE INCLUDED. SECTION TWO PRESENTS GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND DETAILED LESSON PLANS FOR TEACHING BY POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT OR REWARD. EVALUATION IS DISCUSSED AND A SAMPLE CHECK LIST FOR THIS PURPOSE IN INCLUDED. THREE RELATED ARTICLES, A GLOSSARY, A LIST OF RESOURCE MATERIALS, AND A 26-ITEM BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE INCLUDED. THIS DOCUMENT WAS PUBLISHED BY THE SOUTHERN REGIONAL EDUCATION BOARD, 130 SIXTH STREET, N.W., ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30313. (JZ)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
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