ERIC Number: ED184262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Skill Tasks: Handbook of Prevocational Activities. Revised.
Birge, Barbara, Comp.; And Others
A handbook of approximately 160 skill activities, designed by the staff of the Perkins School for the deaf, multihandicapped students (ages 10 to 14) who are functioning on a preprimary level, is presented. The skill tasks are part of a prevocational program at the school in which the overall objectives are: to increase the attention span of each student, to develop the ability to persist at a task for from 10 to 45 minutes, to develop appropriate behaviors in a workroom environment, and to work as independently as possible. Tasks are grouped into the following skill areas: discriminating, matching, sequencing, sorting, assembling, collating, filling up, folding, inserting, measuring, numbering, pressing, squeezing, stapling, turning/twisting/screwing, tying, and using fasteners. For each skill the materials needed, procedure, and any additional skills involved in the task are identified. Sample checklists, a list of tasks appropriate for blind children, a cross reference of additional skills, a list of suggested resources, and diagrams of general use equipment are appended. (PHR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Development, Children, Deafness, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Multiple Disabilities, Prevocational Education, Skill Development
New England Regional Center for Services to Deaf-Blind Children, 175 N. Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02172 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA.; New England Regional Center for Services to Deaf-Blind Children, Watertown, MA.