ERIC Number: ED205479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Mainstreaming: Making it Work in Your Classroom.
Morsink, Catherine, Ed.
This teacher's manual includes materials and descriptions of methods developed for the elementary school teacher who deals with mildly mentally retarded children in the regular classroom. The first chapter presents ideas about managing the classroom learning environment along three dimensions: preventive discipline, selected intervention strategies, and suggested educational reinforcers. The discussion features examples of selected practices which were implemented and found to be effective. The second chapter describes reading activities for the child who functions a year or more below grade level in reading. These include assigning the child a reading book at instructional level, designing lesson plans, providing appropriate instruction, and measuring progress. The third chapter presents suggestions for working with mildly handicapped children in the areas of spelling, handwriting, and selected aspects of written expression. In the final chapter, teaching math to the mainstreamed child is addressed. These children often have difficulty in working with abstract symbols, recalling unrelated facts, and solving problems systematically. They may also have reading difficulties. Strategies for dealing with each of these problems are outlined, and sample remedial lesson plans are presented. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Coll. of Education.
Note: For related document, see SP 018 172.