ERIC Number: ED091880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Institute Teaching Program for Young Children. [Prescriptive Teaching Program for Multiply Handicapped Nursery School Children].
LaCrosse, Edward; And Others
The prescriptive teaching program for multiply handicapped nursery school children is presented in three manuals: prescriptive teaching, integration of prescriptions into classroom activities; and equipment and materials. Given in the prescriptive teaching manual are directions for assessing a child's strengths and weaknesses in functioning on a skills sequence checklist for the following areas: motor development (locomotor and upright positions skills), self-help (fine hand and general skills), language (receptive and expressive skills), emotional development (personal social interaction and body awareness skills), and preacademic development (memory/general information and visual motor perception skills). Additionally offered are instructions for writing prescription cards and lists of prescriptive statements for each area. The next manual contains prescriptions for two children; examples of implementation of the prescriptions in group activities such as snack time, table work, art work, and free play; and listed activities for meeting prescriptions in the five areas. Listed in the third manual with appropriate sources, directions, or illustrations are cross-coded (for each area), commercially available or easily made instructional materials and equipment for the following five skill areas (approximate numbers of materials or equipment are in parentheses): motor equipment such as shoulder straps (64); self-help equipment such as commode seat (52); language materials such as puppets (37); social-emotional development materials such as a "feelie collection" (41); and preacademic materials such as a number sorter (65). (MC)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cognitive Development, Daily Living Skills, Diagnostic Teaching, Early Childhood Education, Emotional Development, Equipment, Exceptional Child Education, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Language Acquisition, Motor Development, Multiple Disabilities, Self Care Skills, Teaching Methods
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Head Start Information Project.; Nebraska Univ. Medical Center, Omaha.