ERIC Number: ED198693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Pre-Vocational Training Program for the Severely Handicapped.
Haggard, Beth; Shelnutt, Sandra
The paper describes a prevocational training program for primary age trainable and severely retarded students. Three goals were established: to improve fine motor skills, visual perception and cognitive skills, and work habits and attitudes. Ten tasks (including stuffing envelopes and toy car assembly) were chosen and task analyzed. Results of a 7 year old's performance on a work sample test indicated that the student learned best by using a total teaching format, that verbal reinforcement was the most effective approach, and that the student exhibited great motivation. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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 T-32).