ERIC Number: ED125229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Mobility Training Program for Young Adult Trainable Mentally Handicapped Clients at the Ray Graham Training Center. Maxi II Practicum Report.
Jordan, Ellen M.
Provided is a practicum report on a travel training program initiated at the Ray Graham Training Center (Chicago, Illinois) for 40 trainable mentally handicapped young adults. The center is described in terms of the geographic area and clients served, staff roles, parent role, and curriculum. It is noted that a prime impetus for the development of a mobility training program came from the need of clients to reach job sites. A search of the literature is reported to reveal that very little written material exists on travel training for the mentally retarded. Outlined are instructional objectives (such as the ability to discriminate and use various forms of money) and activities (such as orientation tours of the school community), and briefly described are methods for evaluating program effectiveness. Described in the section on program implementation are the gaining of parental cooperation, procedural activities (such as development of a program rational), client selection procedures, and instructional activities (such as field trips). The terminal objective, developmental sequence, and evaluation of the independent travel training design are given. Pointed out are the steps to be taken in preparation for independent travel. Program evaluation results are cited which support the program's success in terms of achievement of program objectives, parental cooperation, and system wide application. Appendixes include a pedestrian skills checklist, a table comparing mobility goals and attainment, and a 36-page teacher's guidebook for mobility training. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Note: Maxi II Practicum Report, Nova University