ERIC Number: ED231135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Special Education Handbook.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
The handbook is intended for elementary and secondary school administrators and teachers providing programs for handicapped students in the province of Alberta, Canada. Functions of administrators include the establishment, development, and/or implementation of goals, support services, and evaluation procedures. The parents' role in assessment, planning and implementing the program, and acquiring knowledge is described. Listed are functions of 16 support personnel such as the audiologist and itinerant teacher; and outlined are such strategies for teachers as effective use of aides, and cooperation with other professionals. Among components of the preschool program explained are early intervention, screening, placement, and evaluation. Types of assessment, their purposes, and special considerations are discussed briefly. The purpose, process, components, and evaluation of the individual program plan are both outlined and diagramed. Behavioral objectives are discussed in relation to types, advantages, and problems; and task analysis is discussed, with examples presented such as using the telephone. Step-by-step instructions are provided for conducting and recording behavioral observations. Also described and outlined are recordkeeping and reporting. Procedures for establishing a work study program are outlined; and checklists, forms, and a list of Alberta Department of Education guidelines are included. (MC)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Behavior Modification, Check Lists, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicap Identification, Mainstreaming, Parent Role, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Recordkeeping, Screening Tests, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Student Evaluation, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Note: For related documents, see EC 152 504-511.