ERIC Number: ED117887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education for the Severely Handicapped: The State of the Art in 1975.
Haring, Norris G.
This state of the art paper focuses on the skills and competencies needed by teachers working with severely handicapped children. Analyzed are the applications of behavior principles, systematic program building (task analysis), and instructional procedures to the acquisition of such basic skills as self-feeding and walking. Noted is the importance of practicum experience in developing such additional teaching competencies as continuous evaluation, preparation of instructional materials, arranging reinforcement contingencies, and providing for parent involvement. (CL)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Exceptional Child Education, Operant Conditioning, Severe Disabilities, Task Analysis, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Methods
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 (Publication No. 125, $1.95)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
Note: A Resource Series on the Severely and Multiply Handicapped: Very Special Children