ERIC Number: ED074667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
A Guide for the Teacher of the Trainable Mentally Handicapped.
Blumenfeld, Jane; And Others
The guide for teachers of trainable mentally handicapped children describes behavioral objectives, activities, and instructional materials (primary, intermediate, and prevocational levels) for the following curriculum areas: self help skills, social skills, perceptual motor skills, communication skills, functional academic skills, economic usefulness skills, and vocational preparation. Behavioral objectives concern such activities as brushing teeth, using a knife to cut soft meat, learning to take turns, using telephones, using elevators and escalators, making change, and recognizing neighborhood signs. Listed at the end of each curriculum area are additional materials, including books, pamphlets, games, filmstrips, music, and records. Introductory sections deal with professional and personal qualifications for teachers and aides, responsibilities of the director of special education, program evaluation, recreational planning, and community responsibility for post school planning. Appendixes discuss a procedure for integrating special education classes into regular school programs, a body image unit, daily schedules, and parent communication; and list guidelines for school aides, materials and equipment needed in classrooms for the trainable mentally retarded, instructional materials centers, annotated bibliographies for professional libraries and parents, sources of free and inexpensive materials, and companies with listings relevant to special educators. (GW)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Behavioral Objectives, Communication Skills, Curriculum Guides, Exceptional Child Education, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Competence, Mental Retardation, Moderate Mental Retardation, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Psychomotor Skills, Self Care Skills, Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe. Div. of Special Education.