ERIC Number: ED236865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Understanding and Observing Children with Special Needs. A Student Worktext. Child Development 322: Introduction to the Special Child.
Fikes, Cherryl; And Others
The manual is designed to provide an individualized, competency-based approach to training professionals who work with special needs children. The manual is organized according to three units, each with stated purpose, objectives, and learning experiences and activities. Following a pretest of general knowledge and skills, unit I addresses the importance and use of observation and sample observation techniques. Seven categories of handicapping conditions (including emotional/behavioral disorders, autism, mental retardation, sensory impairments, and multihandicapping conditions) are examined in another unit, which features characteristics and sample case studies. Basic concepts related to normal child development are examined in a third unit which explains such terms as impairment and special needs, and addresses such concepts as labeling, heredity, and environmental influences. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Antonio Coll., TX.