ERIC Number: ED074690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Child Development, Behavior Modification Research, and Data-Based Model for Training Teachers of Young Handicapped Children.
Hayden, Alice H.
Presented is the text of a slide-tape presentation on staff training at the model preschool center of the Child Development and Mental Retardation Center (CDMRC) at the University of Washington in Seattle. The CDMRC is said to consist of a medical research unit, a clinical training unit, a behavioral research unit, and an experimental education unit containing 15 teaching stations which serve handicapped children (0 to 18 years old). Facilities for training interns in the educational unit are said to include an instructional center equipped for visual and auditory presentations, a library, and communications observation booths. Programs in which trainees may intern in the educational unit are described, including a preschool program, two communication programs, a program for children with Down's Syndrome, and various field programs. Trainees accepted at the preschool center are required to be eligible for admission to the graduate school and to an advanced degree program in special education. Elements of the training program are listed, such as the course on the diagnosis and management of the young handicapped child taught by faculty representatives from nine different disciplines, staff training meetings, demonstrations of instructional procedures for trainees, data recording procedures, and the use of television and prompters to facilitate feedback to trainees. Brief descriptions of the slides accompanying the text are included. (GW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Child Development and Mental Retardation Center.
Note: A slide-tape presentation presented at American Educational Research Association Meeting (New Orleans, Louisiana, February, 1973)