ERIC Number: ED234529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Education Program and Guideline Booklet for The Severe/Profound, July 1976-June 1979.
Hudspeth Retardation Center, Whitfield, MS.
The education program for the severely and profoundly mentally retarded at the Hudspeth Retardation Center, a residential facility, is described. Specific objectives of the center are identified, including serving the 100 severely and profoundly retarded residents through initial evaluations, prescriptions of individualized education programs (IEPs), and periodic student evaluation and program revision. Information is presented regarding the following: four nonstandardized and five standardized assessment instruments, two tests that can help with grouping, 12 types of data that teachers can obtain from testing, four commercially-prepared kits, commercial and teacher-made materials, curriculum areas for severely and profoundly retarded students, and characteristics of teachers of the severely/profoundly retarded. The planning and inservice training stages of program development are also briefly considered, and a schedule of activities that should be undertaken annually is presented. In addition, steps that teachers should follow to ensure effective administration of assessment instruments are identified, and a flow chart of the evaluation-prescriptive teaching system is presented. Evaluation findings and recommendations are also briefly addressed. Appendices include a bibliography of 14 tests, an assessment rating sheet for eight specific tests, sample student assessment data sheets, an IEP form, and other student evaluation forms. (SW)
Descriptors: Diagnostic Teaching, Diagnostic Tests, Individualized Education Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Program Administration, Program Development, Residential Care, Severe Mental Retardation, Special Education Teachers, Student Evaluation, Test Results, Test Use, Testing
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hudspeth Retardation Center, Whitfield, MS.