ERIC Number: ED226537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Dependent Handicapped: Curriculum Guide.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
The curriculum guide takes a transdisciplinary approach to developing skills in severely and profoundly retarded students. The introductory section explains that the curriculum incorporates the principles of student dignity, a developmental focus, normalization and a continuum of services, and systematic teaching strategies. Offered are guidelines for stress observation and assessment, instructional planning, reinforcement, and ongoing evaluation. Six sections outline objectives, teaching methods, and materials for the following skill areas (subareas in parentheses): communication (receptive and expressive language); socialization (awareness of self and others, play, and behavior control); purposeful activities (orientation, daily routines, work skills, home skills, and community skills); and recreation (water activities, physical activities and sports, creative activities, outdoor activities, and leisure activities). Appendixes contain a checklist to chart student progress, a glossary of psychoeducational, physical, and medical terms; and a list of resources which include a basic book list, titles of reference books, and a list of assessment guides. (SW)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Communication Skills, Concept Formation, Curriculum Guides, Daily Living Skills, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interpersonal Competence, Language Acquisition, Psychomotor Skills, Recreational Activities, Self Care Skills, Severe Mental Retardation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Note: For related documents, see EC 151 016-018.