ERIC Number: ED240337
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of Special Needs Learners.
Alexander, William; Caldwell, Marcia
Compiled for beginning teachers who have not had much experience working with special learners, this handbook provides brief descriptions of the different categories of special learners in vocational education. Information is arranged in abstract form and presents a summary of the characteristics of these learners, how to recognize them in the classroom, appropriate curriculum considerations, proper placement, teaching strategies that are effective with these learners, and special physical facilities that may be needed. Two types of learners are profiled: special learners (disadvantaged, English as a Second Language, gifted and talented, incarcerated, and migrant), and handicapped learners (chronically ill, communication handicapped, emotionally disturbed, hearing impaired, learning disabled, mentally retarded, multiply handicapped, orthopedically handicapped, socially maladjusted, and visually impaired). The handbook also includes information on forming a child study team, as mandated by Public Law 94-142, and Individualized Education Plans. The final section of the guide describes five special programs of vocational education for special learners in New Jersey. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Communication Disorders, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Correctional Education, Delinquency, Disabilities, Disadvantaged Youth, Diseases, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), Exceptional Persons, Gifted, Guidelines, Handicap Identification, Hearing Impairments, Individualized Education Programs, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Mental Disorders, Mental Retardation, Migrant Education, Migrant Youth, Multiple Disabilities, Normalization (Handicapped), Secondary Education, Special Education, Talent, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education and Career Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Trenton State Coll., NJ.
Identifiers: New Jersey; Public Law 94 142