ERIC Number: ED064825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
A Manual for the Training of Paraprofessional Workers in Mental Retardation.
Wieters, Wade C., Ed.
The manual describes an instructional program for the training of workers for employment in paraprofessional service areas of mental retardation. Instructional materials presented are said to require 90 hours presentation time. The materials are organized into 12 instructional units ranging in content from brief pre- and post-program overviews to lengthy and detailed presentations on certain technical aspects of mental retardation. Unit titles are program orientation, communication skills, growth and development in normal and retarded children, counseling and guidance services, educational and training services, cottage practices in institutions, physical and occupational therapy services, medical services, speech and hearing services, the institution and the community, supervisory skills and practices, and program summary. Generally found for each area are self-explanatory overview statements, instructional purposes and objectives, and content outlines. Approximate presentation times for major content areas in the units are noted. Materials that can be used for distribution to trainees follow many of the units. Eight tests on instructional content and trainee attitude are also provided. Practical guidelines on training methods are given throughout the units. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Mental Retardation, Columbia.