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ERIC Number: ED156623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov-23
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Experiential Preparation of Habilitative Professional Personnel Via Extramural Service Projects for the Handicapped.
Couch, Robert; Diebold, Martin
A Rehabilitation and Special Education (RSE) program is described. This program is designed to provide education majors, undergraduate and graduate, with an experiential learning experience with handicapped individuals of every age, so they may be capable of providing habilitative services to the handicapped from infancy to adulthood. Emphasis is placed on fieldoriented personnel preparation. Undergraduate courses (freshman through senior levels) include laboratory experiences that require student client interaction commensurate with demonstrated knowledge and skill accrued through class lectures, discussion, role playing, and simulations. Studentclient interaction progresses from observer through semiindependent practitioner roles. In the senior year of training the student is required to assume full responsibility for directly providing habilitative experiences for a caseload or class of exceptional individuals who exhibit problems corresponding to the student's area of specialization. The RSE program is structured so a student may continue after graduation to a master's degree and a doctorate. Appended to this report are descriptions of RSE projects and a proposed evaluation model for an RSE program. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Auburn University AL
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