ERIC Number: ED146753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Motor Development: Manual of Alternative Procedures.
McCormack, James E.
The manual of alternative procedures for teaching handicapped children focuses on programming, planning, and implementing training in the gross motor (posture, limb control, locomotion) and fine motor (facial, digital) skills. The manual consists of the following sections: specific teaching tactics commonly used in motor training stiuations including shaping, task analysis, reinforcement, and behavior management; abstracts of training programs developed by various training organizations; a listing of references (articles, books, movies, filmstrips) for background information for particular areas of motor training; listings of commercially available adaptive equipment; and a glossary of basic terminology pertaining to motor functioning. A major portion of the manual consists of instructional sequences for approximately 100 motor skills in the areas of facial control, head control, posture, limb control, locomotion, digital control, and bowel and bladder control. Each instructional sequence includes the name of the skill, a list of prerequisite skills, a recommended instructional approach, a list of appropriate adaptive equipment, a list of relevant abstracts, and a detailed task analysis. A listing of manufacturers of adaptive equipment is keyed to skill areas. Also included are bibliographies in the following areas: general, architectural barriers, home made equipment, media, and motor assessments. (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Bibliographies, Daily Living Skills, Electromechanical Aids, Elementary Secondary Education, Eye Hand Coordination, Guides, Motor Development, Operant Conditioning, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Psychomotor Skills, Self Care Skills, Severe Disabilities, Task Analysis, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Massachusetts Center for Program Development and Evaluation, 10 Hall Avenue, Medford, Massachusetts 02155 (free)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Center for Program Development and Evaluation, Medford.