ERIC Number: ED083775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Motor-Academic-Perceptual Curriculum Guide for the Early Childhood Education of the Multiply Handicapped.
Smith, Donna K., Ed.
The curriculum guide for early childhood education of the multiply handicapped covers motor, academic, and perceptual skills. Operational definitions and developmental characteristics of the mentally retarded introduce the guide. Considered are the role of the teacher and teacher's aide, the classroom facilities, and scheduling. A chapter on techniques of instruction looks at the preparation of instructional objectives, continuous evaluation, individualized educational prescriptions, task analysis, classroom management, and instruction through imitation. Physical factors such as medical information, seizures, and dental care are discussed. Examined in the chapter on motor skill development are the role of the physical therapist, and development of gross and manipulative motor skills, self-care skills, and body awareness. Basic readiness and communication skills of the academic program are described. Development of the five senses is focused on in the chapter on perceptual skill development. Suggestions for appropriate field trips and instructional units emphasizing motor-academic-perceptual skill development are provided. The importance of teacher inservice training and parent involvement is stressed. Listed are instructional aids such as video-tape equipment and free or inexpensive materials. An annotated bibliography of approximately 65 materials for teacher reference is also included. Among the appendixes are a development checklist, a behavior prescription, and a test of motor-perception. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ARIN Intermediate Unit 28, Indiana, PA.