ERIC Number: ED192348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Teaching English to the Handicapped.
Gallo, Donald R.
Connecticut English Journal, v11 n2 Spr 1980
The ten articles in this journal issue are intended to help English teachers deal with the problems posed by mainstreaming handicapped children into their classrooms. The first and second articles suggest ways of meeting the special needs of mainstreamed students and the third discusses the use of a videotaping activity as a reward for learning disabled and emotionally disturbed children. The fourth article offers observational and evaluative techniques for identifying students with weak self-images, which it identifies as a hidden psychological handicap. The fifth article describes a competency-based program designed to meet the needs of junior high school students with special needs, and the sixth suggests ways to help students in a regular classroom learn to accept their handicapped classmates. The seventh article discusses the use of teacher/student contracts as a means of behavior modification, while the eighth discusses the legal and moral responsibilities of language arts teachers to their handicapped students. The ninth article offers an activity designed to help angry, frustrated students identify, accept, and resolve their anger and develop a positive self-image. The final article discusses resources to aid the English teacher in teaching handicapped students. (FL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Council of Teachers of English.