ERIC Number: ED165873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Fostering Children with Mental Retardation. Instructor's Manual.
Dickerson, Martha Ufford
One of a series of manuals for the Foster Parent Training Project, this workbook has been developed at Eastern Michigan University to assist instructors in presenting to foster parent trainees information concerning foster children with developmental disabilities. In 16 sessions foster parents are encouraged to (1) develop greater insight into their own attitudes and values and become more comfortable with themselves in working with foster children, (2) acquire a greater understanding of normal child development and the dynamics underlying problems in childhood, particularly those manifested in the behaviors of foster children, (3) acquire the skills needed to assess children's behavior and develop plans to assist children in coping with their problems and particular situations, and (4) develop management techniques to cope with children's day-to-day behavior so that children not only function at a higher level but are helped to feel better about themselves. An introduction to the instructor's manual is provided. In the lesson material instructions to the instructor are on colored paper. White pages are copies of the trainee manual. Instructor's material on these pages is in red ink. Excerpts from the 1974 Guidelines for Special Education Programs and Services in Michigan, AAMD (American Association on Mental Deficiency) Adaptive Behavior Scale Manual, an Instructor's Resource List and an Instructor's Bibliography are appended. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Development, Community Resources, Family Health, Foster Family, Guides, Handicapped Children, Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans, Mental Retardation, Parent Education, Parent Role, Postsecondary Education, Teaching Methods, Training
Foster Parent Training Program, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197 (Instructor's Manual, $5'00; Student Workbook, $2.00; Discount of 15% on orders of 10 or more copies of any one publication)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Center for Studies of Metropolitan Problems.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti. Dept. of Sociology.