ERIC Number: ED334803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Institute for Educators of Students with Severe/Profound Mental Handicaps. Final Report.
Alberto, Paul A.
This final report describes the activities and accomplishments of a 3-year federally funded project to provide training to teachers of students with severe mental retardation. Target teachers were those who were working outside the metropolitan Atlanta area. The teacher participants attended a 7-week summer institute at Georgia State University and were involved in a cooperative summer school program for students with severe/profound mental handicaps in DeKalb County (Georgia). Competencies that participants were expected to master included: development of appropriate individualized education program objectives, task analysis, data collection and interpretation, use of least instrusive alternative in behavior management, and development of community-based curriculum objectives. Following the summer session, at least three follow-up training visits were made to each participant's home classroom to assure generalization of competencies mastered during the summer session. The report describes participant selection, summer institute schedules, dissemination activities, problems encountered, and project evaluation. Appendixes contain a list of competencies, a list of suggested readings for participants, participant evaluation forms, program evaluation data, and a form for evaluating individualized education programs. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. Dept. of Special Education.
Identifiers: Georgia; Georgia State University
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