ERIC Number: ED205264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Mainstreaming Children in Day Care and Preschool: A Manual of Training Activities.
Booth, Anne; And Others
Designed for use by instructors of training programs for day care and nursery school personnel, this manual provides activities, resources, and ideas to help these caregivers include children with special needs and handicaps in their programs. The activities cover 12 topics in the area of mainstreaming. These topics include the following: measuring and assessing teacher attitudes towards mainstreaming; increasing awareness about children with different handicaps; working with community resources; understanding and helping families with handicapped children; using developmental approaches for assessment and programming of young handicapped children; helping handicapped children develop self-help skills; learning how to deal with handicapped children's communication problems; designing classroom environments for handicapped children; collecting and keeping up-dated information on each child; and designing activities for children with sensory impairments. Each topic is briefly introduced on the first page of the topic section, and is then followed by related activities. Suggestions for additional activities, bibliographies, and other relevant resources close each topic section. An evaluation form for training session participants and feedback form for trainers who use the manual and who are willing to share their comments with the authors are provided in Appendix A. Appendix B contains the handouts described in the "Materials" section of each activity. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Community Resources, Disabilities, Family Life, Guidelines, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Mainstreaming, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Recordkeeping, Self Help Programs, Special Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin Council on Developmental Disabilities, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Madison Area Technical Coll., WI.
Note: Developed through Project Mainstream and funded under P. L. 95-602. Colored pages may not reproduce clearly.