ERIC Number: ED157264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Approaches: A Manual for Teachers of Handicapped Preschoolers.
Fry, Betty; Hovell, Carrie
Presented are 10 teacher units designed to provide Head Start teachers with the basic techniques for working with preschool handicapped children. Unit I describes some of the possible handicapping conditions that may cause a child to need special education or supportive services in Head Start. Subsequent units cover the following areas (sample subtopics in parentheses): identifying and planning for the special child (the medical examination, behavior profile, and specialists); motivating and promoting appropriate classroom behavior (types of reinforcers); evaluating instructional techniques (definition and graphing of behavior); individualizing instruction (chaining, shaping, and prompts); using discipline to decrease problem behavior (extinction, timeout, and punishment); planning for special needs (learning centers, peer tutoring, and classroom layout); target teaching (objectives, target task I, and skill areas); creating classroom materials (people puzzles, lottos, and tracing); and sharing teaching techniques. Included throughout the document are illustrations, checklists, forms, suggestions for supplementary reading, and study questions. (SBH)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Handicapped Children, Identification, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Preschool Education, Program Development, Reinforcement, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
ECKAN Head Start, Box 200, Ottawa, Kansas 66067 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp., Inc., Ottawa.