ERIC Number: ED234172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
A Guide for Working with Handicapped Students in Occupational Exploration.
Collins, Martha; Thompson, Barbara
Intended to help teachers provide occupational exploration for handicapped students, this guide is also a source of information on handicapping conditions for regular classroom teachers. Guidelines are offered for occupational exploration classes, and descriptions and characteristics of students with the various handicapping conditions are provided. The handicapping conditions are discussed in eight sections; in some cases, several are combined for simplifying the discussions. The categories are (1) deaf and hard-of-hearing, (2) mentally retarded, (3) orthopedically impaired, (4) other health impaired, (5) seriously emotionally disturbed, (6) specific learning disability, (7) speech impaired, and (8) visually impaired. Each section contains a definition of the handicapping condition, a list of the behaviors the student may tend to exhibit, suggested instructional techniques, suggestions for student evaluation, modifications of equipment and materials, a teacher resource list (organizations and materials), and a bibliography. A section on vocational appraisal instruments that may be appropriate for use with special needs students is also included. Assessment areas are discussed, and information on vocational aptitude, interest tests, and work sample systems is provided. The last section lists curriculum guides for occupational exploration in six cluster areas: agribusiness and natural resources, business and office, construction, marketing and distribution, personal services, and transportation. (YLB)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Career Education, Career Exploration, Classroom Techniques, Deafness, Disabilities, Educational Resources, Emotional Disturbances, High Schools, Information Sources, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Partial Hearing, Physical Disabilities, Program Development, Secondary Education, Speech Handicaps, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Visual Impairments, Vocational Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Education Service Center Region 8, Mount Pleasant, TX.