ERIC Number: ED026785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
An Introduction to Development of Curriculum for Educable Mentally Retarded Visually Handicapped Adolescents.
American Foundation for the Blind, New York, NY.
Suggestions for curriculum development for educable mentally handicapped, visually handicapped students aged 13 to 18 years are presented. A discussion of communication skills includes the areas of listening, oral communication, reading, writing, and spelling and teaching methods for each. The goals of the computation skills sequence, basic understanding of mathematical concepts, and transfer of knowledge to other situations are discussed along with skills to be taught. Units are described for instruction in family and social living and health; also described is an industrial arts program involving machine operation techniques, woodworking, metal working, power mechanics, home repairs, electricity, and ceramics. Uses of a sighted guide, arm positions, trailing, squaring off, direction taking, orientation with others and self orientation, and skill testing are outlined in the unit on orientation and mobility. Recommendations are also made in the fields of physical education, science, and social studies. (LE)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Arithmetic, Communication Skills, Curriculum, Exceptional Child Education, Family Life Education, Health, Industrial Arts, Language Arts, Mental Retardation, Mild Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities, Physical Education, Sciences, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Travel Training, Visual Impairments, Visually Handicapped Mobility
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Foundation for the Blind, New York, NY.