ERIC Number: ED142007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Madison's Alternative for Zero Exclusion: Toward an Integrated Therapy Model for Teaching Motor, Tracking and Scanning Skills to Severely Handicapped Students. Volume VI: Part 3.
Brown, Lou; And Others
The document provides information on an integrated therapy model for severely handicapped students in the public schools, and describes the development of a curriculum for teaching nonverbal communication skills. It is explained that the integrated therapy model allows for greater involvement in the home and classroom by the occupational and physical therapist. Separate sections consider the following therapy issues: neurophysiological principles, methods of teaching head control skills, and techniques using game activities to teach developmental motor skills. The bulk of the document is given to a discussion of a curriculum to teach nonverbal communication skills through basic tracking, scanning, and selection skills. Topics covered include considerations in selecting a communication system; assessment of rudimentary visual skills; and suggested activities, toys, and games that can be used to teach tracking, scanning, and selection skills. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Madison Public Schools, WI. Dept. of Specialized Educational Services.
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