ERIC Number: ED107033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Training the Difficult Retardate.
Stephens, Beth, Ed.; And Others
Described is a 1972 workshop designed to train Pennsylvania personnel in assessing and programing for low functioning or difficult retardates. State legislation dealing with education of the retarded is reviewed. Considered are assessment techniques in the following areas: motor, communication, cognitive, and social-emotional development and maladaptive behavior. Profiling an individual's development and establishing behavioral objectives for motor, self-help, communication, language, cognitive, and social emotional skills are discussed, and techniques of behavior modification, parent training, and programing for the blind, deaf, and multiply handicapped retarded are examined. Explored is the role of supportive personnel in programing for the low functioning child. The Mansfield Training Program for the severely and profoundly retarded is described, and evaluations of the workshop and training model are summarized. Also included are listings of approximately 100 references, workshop materials (including texts, films, and handouts), materials available from United Cerebral Palsy Associations, and workshop participants. (CL)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Cognitive Development, Equal Education, Exceptional Child Education, Informal Assessment, Language Acquisition, Mental Retardation, Motor Development, Operant Conditioning, Program Descriptions, Self Care Skills, Severe Disabilities, Severe Mental Retardation, Social Development, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Philadelphia School District, PA. Dept. of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Dept. of Special Education.
Note: Proceedings of a Workshop conducted by Department of Special Education, Temple University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Summer 1972)