ERIC Number: ED188405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Life Coping Skills for Exceptional Children.
Mohr, Laura L.; And Others
A role playing technique designed to promote good mental health in exceptional children is described. It is explained that the life coping skills approach emphasizes that exceptional children are first of all children. A sequence for guiding role playing is provided (building comfort, building involvement, introducing interaction among players, adding dialogue, involving the class, and using role play in the classroom). Ten tips on role playing are listed. Appended material describes role playing activities for educable mentally handicapped, trainable mentally handicapped, orthopedically handicapped, learning disabled/emotionally handicapped, gifted and talented, and preschool handicapped children. (CL)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Coping, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Gifted, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Mild Mental Retardation, Moderate Mental Retardation, Physical Disabilities, Preschool Education, Role Playing, Talent, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (58th, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1980, Session F-1).