ERIC Number: ED056445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Systematic Instruction for Retarded Children: The Illinois Program - Experimental Edition. Part I: Teacher-Parent Guide.
Chalfont, James C.; Silikovitz, Ronald G.
The teacher parent guide to systematic instruction for retarded chidlren in the Illinois program explains program content, curriculum decisions, lesson plan descriptions, and behavioral analysis and management. The Illinois educational method is characterized by: total push program with coordinated instructional effort, specific curricular procedures, task analysis, behavior modification, economic and systematic language, errorless learning. Areas of program content include: systematic language instruction; self care skills such as dressing, dining, toileting, and grooming; and motor development skills. Guidelines to curriculum decisions suggest observation of child's daily activities, keeping a written record of child' behavior, studying the curriculum by means of task analysis, and stating educational objectives in terms of what the child must do. Each major curricular area is explained to consist of an introductory section and a series of model lesson plans that detail the instructional procedures. The teacher's verbal and physical behavior are broken down into specific steps. The lesson plans indicate when the teacher needs to give the child reinforcement, cues, prompts, assistance, and correction. Behavioral analysis is then defined as a technology for management and instruction of children; basic principles and procedures are clarified. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Inst. of Research for Exceptional Children.