ERIC Number: ED083753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
The Education of Parents of Handicapped Children. Info-Pak 1, Selected Readings.
Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Regional Instructional Materials Center for Handicapped Children and Youth.
The information packet contains six abridged readings on the education of parents of retarded or disadvantaged children. Specific teaching techniques such as recognizing individual performance levels are offered to maximize retarded children's learning. A handbook on parent councils discusses parent involvement in school programs for disadvantaged children and suggests ways of implementing a program or undertaking activities. The goal of a research center is described to be an increase in the educability of young children from low income homes through parent involvement, class based programs, and parent training in a home based program. Teachers are provided with guidelines for responding to parental concerns such as inability of the maturing child to understand and connect the sex act with pregnancy and its social consequences. A program is described in which a home teacher helps parents to establish individual goals for the family and the handicapped child and to eliminate the child's inappropriate behaviors by applying principles of reinforcement and shaping. Discussed are techniques that teachers and social workers can use to help parents recognize and cope with problems presented by a retarded child. (MC)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Regional Instructional Materials Center for Handicapped Children and Youth.