ERIC Number: ED148035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Activities of Daily Living.
McCormack, James E.
Provided are strategies for teaching activities of daily living (ADL), which include dressing, eating, grooming, toileting, and basic homemakine, to severely retarded students. Reviewed are the steps necessary to teach ADL skills: ADL assessment, identification of appropriate strategies and tactics, and task analysis. Explained are four common instructional tactics: shaping, modeling, fading, and backchaining. Also discussed are reinforcement procedures and methods of data collection and analysis. Examined are such behavior management strateqies as time out, punishment, and overcorrection. A final section reports on support activities which can assist in the development of ADL prerequisite skills. (SBH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Seaside Education Associates, Gloucester, MA.
Note: For further information contact Special Projects, Massachusetts Department of Education, 31 St. James Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts ; For related documents, see EC 103 058-060 ; Document originally prepared at the now defunct Mass Center, Medford, Massachusetts