ERIC Number: ED219900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum and Instructional Strategies for Developing Interpersonal Interactions with Severely Handicapped Students: Application in Integrated Settings.
O'Connell-Mason, Christine Y.
In establishing appropriate social behaviors in mainstreamed severely handicapped students, it is important to understand the frustrations encountered in specific environments, the distinction between adaptive and appropriate behaviors, and the behaviors which may serve as transitions to more adaptive behaviors (such as communication of ideas). A control-investment model is explained, and the distinction between appropriate (behaviors which produce no conflict with a particular environment) and adaptive (behaviors which facilitate an individual achieving skills) behaviors is made. An assessment model is described which involves evaluation of environmentally relevant priority behaviors, thorough evaluation of the individual, evaluation of how to pair normal peers with severely handicapped individuals, and evaluation of social skills. Response considerations (including response immediacy) and curriculum considerations (including level of independence required) are pointed out. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (60th, Houston, TX, April 11-16, 1982, Session Th-53).