ERIC Number: ED226539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Trainable Mentally Handicapped: Curriculum Guide.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
The guide offers an integrated curriculum in computation, communication, and living/vocational skills for trainable mentally handicapped students. The introduction addresses such issues as problems of labeling and classification, academic versus living/vocational skills, placement procedures, early intervention, and parental involvement. General guidelines for instruction are offered for areas which include task analysis, functional application of skills, individualized instruction, community resources, daily planning, and peer tutoring. Divided into sections, the document outlines objectives, teaching strategies, and materials along six developmental levels. Section 1 covers the following living/vocational skills: self knowledge and social relationships, travel, health, safety, work, home management, money management, motor development and physical activities, fine arts and individual expression, and citizenship and individual responsibility. Section 2, on computation, includes strategies for instruction in shapes and positionals, numbers, operations, and measurement. The final section on communication contains information for developing receptive and expressive communication; viewing, reading, handwriting, and spelling. Appended to each section are a program overview, a student profile/checklist, and a list of resources. (SW)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Communication Skills, Computation, Curriculum Guides, Daily Living Skills, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Fine Arts, Handwriting, Health, Home Management, Interpersonal Competence, Job Skills, Language Acquisition, Mathematics, Measurement, Moderate Mental Retardation, Money Management, Motor Development, Numbers, Physical Activities, Reading, Safety, Self Expression, Spelling, Teaching Methods, Travel, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Note: Print is poor in parts. For related information, see EC 151 015-018.