ERIC Number: ED176445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Assist Program 1: The Moderately/Severely Handicapped. Sourcebook. ASSIST: Associate Instructional Support for Teachers.
Brantlinger, Ellen; And Others
The first of two documents designed to provide training for paraprofessionals working with moderately and severely/profoundly handicapped students, the sourcebook provides information on preservice and inservice education. Narrative is presented and activities are described for the following preservice topics (sample subtopics in parentheses): role of instructional associate (paraprofessional's functions, relationship with teacher); advocacy (history of treatment of the handicapped, legal accomplishments achieved by advocates, deinstitutionalization, other current trends); student characteristics (student placement, types of handicaps); and school issues (program types, personnel, common procedures). Self-paced inservice topics include the following eight instructional units (sample subtopics in parentheses): classroom management (establishing a positive learning environment, establishing positive human interactions); the instructional process (informal assessment methods, programming); motor skills (trends in motor development, fine motor skills, fitness); communication skills (group language activities, hearing adaptations); social skills (development of identity); functional academic skills (developmental writing, functional math, termporal relations); personal autonomy skills (feeding, toileting, dressing); and home and community living skills (dishwashing, community mobility, consumer education, career education, safety skills). (CL)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Child Advocacy, Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Consumer Education, Daily Living Skills, Educational Methods, Guidelines, Handicapped Children, Hygiene, Inservice Education, Interpersonal Competence, Language Acquisition, Motor Development, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Preservice Teacher Education, Safety, Severe Disabilities, Social Development, Staff Development, Student Characteristics, Teacher Aides, Teaching Methods
Indiana University, Developmental Training Center, 2523 East Tenth Street, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($5.50, 4 reels of 16mm preservice and inservice films $240.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Special Education.; Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Developmental Training Center.
Note: For related information, see EC 120 448-450 and PS 010 775, PS 010 803