ERIC Number: ED122478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Stretching Strategies: Individualized Learning for Successful Mainstreaming.
Arent, Ruth P.
Mainstreaming of handicapped children in regular classes requires the stretching of normal individualized teaching methods to include meeting the needs of handicapped or gifted learners. A learning loop consisting of diagnosis, educational prescription, instruction, and evaluation should be applied. Instructional strategies appropriate for both handicapped, exceptional, and regular students include varying the grouping, varying the pace or rate for each student, establishing an accepting and congenial environment, varying the materials, varying the adult and peer helpers, and matching teaching and learning styles. Competition should be minimized and open communication with the parents maintained. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (54th, Chicago, Illinois, April 4-9, 1976)