ERIC Number: ED056425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of Simulation as an Approach to Assisting Elementary Teachers to Identify Children with Learning Disabilities and Utilize Ancillary Personnel in Initiating Remediation Programs within Their Classrooms. Final Report.
Broadbent, Frank W.; Meehan, D. Roger
Investigated was use of an instructional simulation model with elementary classroom teachers to identify learning disabled children, to utilize effectively ancillary personnel, and to initiate remediation programs in the classrooms. Teachers participating in the model were said to view children on videotape in many school settings, review academic achievement by studying records, select course of action on preprogramed materials, receive immediate feedback as reinforcement, study commercial instructional materials, and plan remedial programs for two learning disabled children. Two evaluation instruments developed were an opinionnaire and a set of three microsimulated situations. The simulation model was tested by 17 persons in a small elementary school. Results of the opinionnaire indicated that the model was successful and could serve as inservice training. Analysis of microsimulator showed significant difference between means of control and experimental groups, and two of three subtests showed significant differences in favor of the experimental groups. It was concluded that the simulation workshop did improve teacher observational skills needed to recognize learning disabilities and to formulate remedial programs. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY.