ERIC Number: ED199989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
The Screening, Assessment, and Educational Programming of Pre-School Handicapped Children: A Primer.
Sommer, Steve E.; Churton, Margaret
The training manual is intended to meet the training needs of Head Start personnel and others working with preschool handicapped children who have not had formal training in special education. The book attempts to provide the basic concepts and practices of providing individualized instruction to preschool handicapped children as mandated by P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act) and the revised Head Start Performance Standards. Part I is on screening and assessment and covers such areas as the nature of screening and assessment; normative, criterion referenced, and special assessment instruments; goals of educational assessment; classification of educational instruments; and selection of an educational assessment instrument. Discussion questions, references, and suggested readings are provided. Programing is the focus of Part II which includes the following subsections: overview of the programing process, long range goals, setting long range goals, functions of the multidisciplinary team, instructional objectives, a sample individualized education plan, sequencing learning activities, and writing behavioral objectives. Practice exercises, daily lesson plans, sample lesson plans, and discussion questions complete the chapter. Considered in the final part, on task analysis and evaluation, are such topics as the purpose of task analysis; the three components of task analysis (method, content, procedure); backward chaining; total task chaining; the nature of evaluation and learning; deciding what information to collect; and alterntive actions if the child is not learning. Examples of data records, suggested activities, references, and suggested readings are also given. Appended are samples of educational assessment instruments; a listing of curriculum guides, activity books, and task analysis manuals; and sample forms developed to facilitate the delivery of services to preschool handicapped children. (DB)
Descriptors: Diagnostic Teaching, Disabilities, Individualized Education Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Preschool Education, Program Development, Recordkeeping, Screening Tests, Student Evaluation, Task Analysis, Teaching Methods
Ironton-Lawrence County Ohio Head Start Program, P.O. Box 517, Ironton, OH 45638 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ironton-Lawrence County Ohio Head Start, Ironton.