ERIC Number: ED083755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Early Childhood Education. Info-Pak 3, Selected Readings.
Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Regional Instructional Materials Center for Handicapped Children and Youth.
The information packet contains five abridged readings on early childhood education of handicapped children. Problems encountered in inservice education in childhood education programs are discussed and some proposals for future programs are advanced. Described is a training program which uses an interdisciplinary approach to young handicapped children's problems, promotes staff formulation of communications and educational goals, and provides awareness building experiences for the children. Reported are results of a 2-year itinerant program for early training of handicapped children and their parents through interviews with parents, home observation, and establishment of a toy library. A checklist of observable behaviors in areas of personality, language, intelligence, transference, and motor control is provided to aid teachers in the identification of mentally retarded children. Described is an approach to the learning problems of young exceptional children in which teachers are introduced to use of behavior modification through case studies showing individualized methods of eliminating inappropriate behaviors. (MC)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Regional Instructional Materials Center for Handicapped Children and Youth.