ERIC Number: ED222655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
The ABE/AMH Manual. An Instructional Guide for ABE Programs Serving Mentally Handicapped Adults.
Lehman, Scott C.; Edgar, S. Keith
This handbook provides adult basic education teachers with instructional materials for working with adult mentally handicapped students. Section 1 examines planning programs for adult mentally retarded students (getting started, specific considerations, various kinds of program sites) and implementing instruction (staff selection and training). Attachments include Title XX Service Descriptions, a sample service contract, and sample workshop staff inservice program agenda. Section 2 contains two instruments for adult mentally retarded client assessment and a list of other available assessment resources. Section 3, the major section of the handbook, presents 105 total lesson plans divided into eight separate modules: academics, communications, consumer economics, family living and personal care, leisure activities, occupational knowledge, self awareness and interpersonal relationships, and transportation. Intended for one class period of about an hour, each lesson plan follows this format: purpose, procedure, evaluation and adaptability, material and supplies needed, and related activities. Plans are applicable for use with adult second language, learning disabled, low functioning, and functionally illiterate groups. Section 4 contains these instructional resources--material survey/evaluation, bibliography, Ohio instructional resource centers, adult programs for the mentally retarded in Ohio, and glossary. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Career Education, Communications, Consumer Economics, Daily Living Skills, Educational Resources, Interpersonal Competence, Leisure Time, Lesson Plans, Mental Retardation, Program Development, Program Implementation, Self Concept, Student Evaluation, Teaching Guides, Travel
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Federal Assistance.
Authoring Institution: Warren City Schools, OH.