ERIC Number: ED163672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
A Plan of Action for the Habilitation of the Educable Mentally Retarded Child. Final Report.
Ross, Dorothea M.; Ross, Sheila A.
The report describes the development of the final 2 years of an intensive elementary school curriculum for fifth and sixth grade educable mentally retarded (EMR) children, to provide them with an opportunity to achieve their maximum potential for intellectual development, productivity, independence, and psychological well-being. Most of the document consists of appendixes, in which are found sample lessons from the curriculum, content summaries of the curriculum, and descriptions of three experiments that were conducted to establish an empirical basis for the procedures used in three cognitive skill programs within the curriculum (memory strategies, problem-solving, and selective attention). Experiments described concern the facilitative effect of mnemonic strategies on multiple-associate learning in EMR children, choosing the best cognitive training alternative for the EMR child, and language skills prerequisite to relevant-irrelevant discrimination tasks. (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Francisco. Medical Center.; Palo Alto Medical Research Foundation, CA.
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