ERIC Number: ED217665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
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Improving Social Acceptance by Training Handicapped Students to Tutor Their Nonhandicapped Peers.
Custer, Jeanene D.; Osguthorpe, Russell T.
Twelve educable and three trainable mentally retarded fifth and sixth grade students were trained in techniques to allow them to tutor nonhandicapped students in sign language. Observers noted free play interaction between handicapped and nonhandicapped children at lunch hours. Results indicated that the mean percentage of interaction between handicapped and nonhandicapped peers increased from 5% to 46% of the available time following the tutoring. Nonhandicapped students responded positively to their handicapped tutors and parent reactions to the project were also positive. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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