ERIC Number: ED256128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Special Friends Program: A Trainer's Manual for Integrated School Settings. (Revised Edition).
Voeltz, Luanna; And Others
The manual describes the Special Friends Program, an approach to prepare handicapped and nonhandicapped children for social interactions with one another. The program emphasizes social, play, and leisure interchanges that facilitate social skill development by both severely handicapped and nonhandicapped children. Following a review of the project's history and rationale, the manual presents guidelines on successfully implementing the program. Chapters are organized according to the major steps and decisions the trainer must make in implementing the program: program initiation, core program sessions for regular education students, social performance objectives for severely handicapped students (based upon the demands of persons, places, relationships, and other cues present in eight situation types), planning of integrated activities (examples of those used successfully with nondisabled and disabled students of different ages), and program evaluation. Appendices include: scripts of three slide shows; examples of appropriate responses to regular education students' typical questions; sample letters to parents; a three-page reference list; and a sample evaluation measure. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Dept. of Special Education.
Identifiers: Hawaii Integration Project; Special Friends Program
Note: A part of the Hawaii Integration Project. For related information, see EC 172 522-532.