ERIC Number: ED185740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Money Skills to the Mentally Retarded Person. Revised Edition.
Flexer, Robert W.; Boyd, Karen
A program designed to teach money skills to the mentally retarded individual who already has the ability to count at least 20 objects is presented. An overview of the program is provided along with a list of the program goals and a section on training paraprofessionals to use the program. An evaluation instrument is included to assess the students' strengths and weaknesses in money counting and to prescribe a starting point. A section on assigning objectives describes how to determine which of the six levels to begin each student and how to record student progress. The following four sections each cover one of the program goals: (1) identifying coins and their values, (2) counting with coins of the same value, (3) combining coins of different values, and (4) counting change to $l.00. Each goal is further broken down into a group of objectives. Specific strategies for each of the objectives are provided as well as the materials needed and a statement of expected student behavior, teacher instructions, and suggested feedback for errors. goals. (PHR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation.