ERIC Number: ED067805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Guide for Teachers of Trainable Mentally Retarded Children.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. for Exceptional Children.
The curriculum guide for teachers of trainable mentally retarded (TMR) children identifies numerous skills appropriate to three developmental levels (level one, chronological age (CA) 4 to 10 years and mental age (MA) 1 to 5 years; level two, CA 10 to 15 years and MD 3.5 to 7 years; level three, CA 15 to 18 years and MA 5 to 8 years) in the areas of self help, communication, socialization, physical and motor development, cultural arts, and practical occupational skills. Briefly discussed are use of audiovisual materials, field trips, rest periods, medications, visitation, individualized instruction, duties of teacher aides, and ways of evaluating the progress of TMR children such as language tapes, anecdotal records, and work samples. The exceptional child profile is charted which allows teachers to plot achievements in such areas as height, mental ability, language development, and motor coordination. Also provided is a model TMR progress report which presents an extensive checklist of skills in the areas of self help, communication, social behavior, physical development, reading, writing, arithmetic, music, and practical (economically useful) skills. Appendixes include a list of functional words, a chart of appropriate TMR mental age levels for various instructional tasks, height and weight charts, and recommendation for instructional equipment and supplies. (GW)
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. for Exceptional Children.