ERIC Number: ED217587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Access to Learning for Handicapped Children: A Handbook on the Instructional Adaptation Process. Field Test Version.
Changar, Jerilynn; And Others
The manual describes the results of a 36 month project to determine ways to modify existing curricula to meet the needs of special needs students in the mainstream. The handbook is designed in the main for administrators and facilitators as well as for teacher-adaptors. Each of eight steps in the adaptation process is broken down according to information on personnel, task, task elaboration and directions, and additional insights from the project, including forms. The following steps are outlined (sample subtopics in parentheses): establishment of the facilitator's position in the process (selection, characteristics, responsibilities); formal needs assessment (use of a tool to rate critical curriculum areas in need of adaptation); data analysis; recruitment of volunteer adapters (qualifications of volunteers, importance of teacher interaction and support); the inservice workshop (identification of student deficits and strengths corresponding to individualized education program goals); initial and continuing adaptations (use of basic skills profiles and adapting logs); the adaptation synthesis meeting (interaction to share and evaluate outcomes); and refinement and recycling of adaptation. Appended information includes sample project forms from the Aesthetic Education Curriculum Unit for elementary mainstreamed classrooms and a diagram illustrating the relationship of strategies to a variety of student basic skills deficits. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Louis, MO.
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