ERIC Number: ED229894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Volunteers and Children with Special Needs. Second Edition.
Cuninggim, Whitty, Ed.; Mulligan, Dorothy, Ed.
The resource manual is intended for school volunteers who help regular classroom teachers with mildly handicapped children. Chapter 1 briefly describes the purpose and development of the manual. Chapter 2, on kindergarten screening, begins with a discussion of the importance of early screening and followup, by G. Schiffman, then presents such aspects of the Houston Kindergarten Screening Program as the instructions for language learning screening (in English and Spanish) and a chart of volunteer activities to help language development. Chapter 3 describes the "Listener Program," which involves pairing a warm, "listening" adult with a child who needs adult attention to develop self confidence. The chapter also includes orientation and training procedures, the text of a speech,"Rochester's Primary Mental Health Project," by E. Cowen; the volunteer guide "Effective Learning Skills: A Handbook for Listeners," by J. Jones; and "The Very Special Me I'm Glad to Be Book," a booklet for use by child and listener. The last chapter includes a handbook with suggestions for volunteers to use when helping children learn academic skills, and activities for such areas as perception, gross motor development, language math, study skill improvement, and career planning. (MC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Shell Companies Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National School Volunteer Program, Inc., Alexandria, VA.