ERIC Number: ED329091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Staff Development Program To Implement a Student Tutorial Program for the Trainable Mentally Handicapped.
Burts, Maureen E.
This practicum report describes a staff development program that was designed to implement a peer tutoring program in which nonhandicapped students instructed three trainable mentally handicapped peers in a regular high-school setting. The program was implemented to increase the achievement of handicapped students in basic academic skills that included number recognition, time skills, and money skills; and to increase interaction between nonhandicapped and handicapped peers. Tutors were instructed in tutoring procedures during a 2-day workshop and were counseled throughout the tutoring program. Results of pre/posttests showed an increase in academic achievement for all three students and improved social behaviors when interacting with their tutors. Appendices contain administrative documents, evaluation forms and data, a tutor role description, the Tutor Training Triad, and the Tutor Training Decision Worksheet. (15 references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum Report, Nova University.