ERIC Number: ED101502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Team Teaching Practicum for Teacher Preparation in Multiple Handicaps. Final Report.
Described is a team teaching noncategorical practicum experience for education and psychology students, aides, and parents of multihandicapped children ages 4 to 13 years. Reviewed are the advantages (such as greater teacher flexibility and increased exposure to other adults) of a clearly defined and organized team teaching approach. Reported are evaluations of the student teacher based on such factors as assessment, programing, and teaching skills, as well as participant evaluation of the practicum at its completion and 1 year later. Involvement of parents is detailed, including appended suggestions for counseling and teaching management skills. Ten appendixes comprise more than half the document and include a summary of the characteristics of the classroom children and their disabilities, sample evaluation forms, a discussion of using the Bayley Test with multihandicapped children, a listing of the infants in the home teaching program, descriptions of staff inservice workshops in Pennsylvania and Florida, illustrations of materials for multihandicapped children, and a proposal for operant audiometry with difficult to test multihandicapped children. Also provided is a manual for parents and teachers of severely handicapped children with charts and teaching suggestions for self-help skills (eating, dressing, toileting, and grooming), motor development (including body image and balance), and concept and communication skills (nonverbal, preverbal, and verbal communication). (CL)
Descriptors: Child Development, Class Activities, Communication Skills, Concept Formation, Elementary Education, Exceptional Child Research, Multiple Disabilities, Parent Education, Practicums, Psychologists, Self Care Skills, Severe Disabilities, Student Teaching, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Education, Teacher Evaluation, Team Teaching
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN.