ERIC Number: ED392231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Essential and Supportive Skills for Students with Developmental Disabilities. Programming for Students with Special Needs, Book 2.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Educational Services Branch.
This volume is the second in a series (developed in response to a needs assessment survey of special educators in Alberta, Canada) providing practical suggestions about instructional strategies, classroom management, preparing individual program plans, and understanding special needs. The book's four sections focus on the instruction of students with a range of developmental disabilities. Section 1 considers motor development, handling and positioning students with physical disabilities, augmentative and alternative communication, instructional strategies, task analysis, and assessing and communicating student growth. Section 2 provides information and a variety of checklists related to foundation skills including communication skills (i.e., receptive, expressive, social, articulation, and vocabulary) and gross and fine motor development skills. Section 3 is on subject area learning, with information, checklists, and scope and sequence charts for mathematics, reading, and writing to Grade 6. Section 4, on life skills, offers charts, checklists, and information about basic life skills by domain--domestic and family life, personal and social development, leisure/recreation/arts, citizenship and community involvement, and career development. An annotated list of 40 teaching resources and a list of publishers' addresses complete the guide. (Contains 21 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Check Lists, Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Curriculum, Daily Living Skills, Developmental Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence, Leisure Education, Mathematics Instruction, Motor Development, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Reading Instruction, Spelling Instruction, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
Special Education Branch, 10th Floor, East Devonian Bldg., 11160 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, Alberta 5TK 0L2, Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators; Counselors
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Educational Services Branch.
Note: For other documents in this series, see EC 304 661-664.