ERIC Number: ED022314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Clinical Teaching: Methods of Instruction for the Retarded.
Smith, Robert M.
Directed to teachers of the mentally retarded, the text emphasizes clinical teaching which is based on testing for and identifying each child's weaknesses and strengths, and then formulating an educational program. Aspects covered include the following: the status of professional awareness in the education of the mentally retarded, the nature of cognitive development, assessing individual differences, primary methodological concerns, and perceptual motor development as the foundation for subsequent learning. Also considered are developing areas of communication, instruction in reading and in arithmetic, developing personal and social skills, preparation for gainful employment, adult education for the mentally retarded and their parents, and elements of organization and administration. Several tables present information; references follow each chapter. (LE)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Arithmetic, Child Development, Cognitive Development, Communication Skills, Educational Administration, Exceptional Child Education, Identification, Individual Development, Mental Retardation, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Reading, Social Development, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
McGraw-Hill Book Company, 330 West 42nd Street, New York, New York 10036.
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