ERIC Number: ED239436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Integration for Severely Handicapped Children and Youth.
Teaching Research, v12 n1 Sep 1983
A model for integrating severely handicapped children and youth is composed of five major components: (1) general integration (in which a needs assessment determines such aspects as visibility of the classroom, interaction with regular classroom staff, and school-home communication); (2) active integration (in which educational and social activities are systematically programed); (3) prelanguage and language communication (which includes training of peer tutors and peer partners to use the student's prelanguage system, electronic devices, manual signs, or communication boards); (4) generalization of communication and social interaction (in which skills are generalized to nontraining environments); and (5) parent support and involvement. Five products of the model are being field tested and revised. (CL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Interaction, Mainstreaming, Models, Peer Acceptance, Peer Relationship, Severe Disabilities, Social Development, Student Placement
Teaching Research, Monmouth, OR 97361.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Teaching Research Infant and Child Center, Monmouth, OR.