ERIC Number: ED056448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Systematic Instruction for Retarded Children: The Illinois Program. Part III: Self-Help Instruction.
Linford, Maxine D.; And Others
The manual for programed instruction of self care skills for trainable mentally handicapped children consists of dressing, dining, grooming, and toilet training. Teaching methods used include behavioral analysis and management, task analysis, and errorless learning. The lesson plans in each section are programed to maximize the child's success at each level of learning. Detailed guidelines instruct the parent or child care worker in what he should say and do at each step of instruction. The programed instruction is designed so that the child's dependence on the parent or child care worker for reinforcement decreases as the child becomes proficient at the task. The dressing program includes 12 model lesson plans for instruction in undressing and dressing as it pertains to various articles of clothing. The dining program consists of a model lesson plan on good eating and instruction on behavioral management of inappropriate dining behaviors. The grooming program is comprised of model lesson plans on tooth brushing, hand washing, hair brushing, nose blowing, and related skills. The toilet training program includes basic toilet training information and programed instruction. (For related programed instruction guidelines, see EC 040 485-6, 040 539, 040 541.) (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.