ERIC Number: ED064848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
A Guide for Teachers of Trainable Mentally Retarded Children.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City. Div. of Special Education.; Oklahoma Curriculum Improvement Commission, Oklahoma City.
The guide for teachers of trainable mentally retarded (TMR) children is thought to be valuable especially to teachers, administrators, and other workers in public schools who are involved in educational programs for the children. Discussion of a general approach to the problem of educating TMR children in the public schools includes the topics of background philosophy, the state program, administration and policies, general aims and objectives, suggestions for evaluation of student including an evaluation check list, and the curriculum needed at different age levels. Curriculum materials are then suggested as guides to the type of activities which were said to have been successfully used by teachers in TMR classes. Materials were suggested for areas of social adjustment, self care, home-community usefulness, physical education, language development, number concepts, music therapy, and art therapy. Parent counseling is then briefly covered. Sample programs are then provided for preschool, primary, intermediate, and teenage levels, and for music therapy and arts therapy activities. Selected equipment for use in TMR classes is also listed. (CB)
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City. Div. of Special Education.; Oklahoma Curriculum Improvement Commission, Oklahoma City.