ERIC Number: ED105691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
An Instructional Guide for Parents.
Carambio, Lisa; And Others
Presented is an instructional guide for parents of severely and profoundly retarded and multiply handicapped children. Developed by 20 graduate students during a summer institute at Duquesne University, the guide suggests activities in communication, self-help and physical development. An introduction provides a definition of the severely involved child, a list of the types of professionals available for consultation with parents, factors involved in educational and residential placement, and an explanation of behavior modification. Suggested activities for developing communication skills include sensory stimulation, pre-speech and beginning speech games. Self help skill instruction is broken down into feeding, toileting, bathing, oral and nasal hygiene, grooming and dressing. Considered in the physical activities area are exercises for such skills as arm and hand strangth and control, techniques for people positioning, and procedures for emergency situations including convulsions and choking. Each section also provides selected references. Appended are a list of service directories for the retarded, as well as names and addresses of federal and national agencies concerned with exceptional children. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Special and Compensatory Education.
Authoring Institution: Duquesne Univ., Pittsburgh, PA. School of Education.