ERIC Number: ED233172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Special Needs Learner: A Guide for Professionals in Employment-Related Training.
Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Vocational Education Services.
The major goal of this guide is to provide easily understood information on the basic characteristics of individuals classified as special needs learners (in this case, disadvantaged and handicapped persons) and on basic methods that have been proven to be effective with them. Updated from a previous publication, this handbook is targeted to include not only vocational educators but also the many other professionals involved in employment-related education and training of individuals who have special needs, such as professionals in private industry or in manpower development programs funded under the Job Training Partnership Act. The booklet is organized into five sections. The first section, which introduces the guide, answers the question: "Who is the special needs learner?" In sections 2 and 3, disadvantaged learners and handicapped learners (i.e., emotionally/behaviorally handicapped, learning disabled, mentally handicapped, hearing impaired, physically handicapped, speech impaired, and visually handicapped) are discussed. In a question-and-answer format, these sections cover the definition of disadvantaged and handicapped learners and their special needs as well as provide some practical suggestions that can be used to help them. Methods for testing these various groups of special needs learners are covered in the fourth section, while the final section lists organizations in Indiana and in the nation that can provide help for persons working with special needs learners. (KC)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Educational Resources, Employment Programs, Exceptional Persons, Hearing Impairments, Job Skills, Job Training, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Mental Disorders, Mental Retardation, National Organizations, Normalization (Handicapped), Organizations (Groups), Physical Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Resources, Secondary Education, Special Education, Special Programs, Speech Handicaps, Teaching Methods, Testing, Visual Impairments, Vocational Education
Vocational Education Services, 840 State Road 46 Bypass, Room 111, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Indiana State Board of Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Vocational Education Services.
Note: Revised version of "The Special Needs Student: A Guide for the Vocational Educator."