ERIC Number: ED239460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
One Approach in Teaching the Special Education Child.
A case study of a language confused, bilingual, educable mentally retarded child is presented to illustrate the array of factors involved in teaching limited English proficient exceptional children. A brief summary and list of recommendations by the psychologist note the child's social, economic, and cultural background. Pinpointed are the student's lack of knowledge of syntactic rules and vocabulary in both languages, unavailability of appropriate materials in the schools, and her need for opportunities to separate her language more systematically. A language experience program was initiated in which the class worked only in Spanish in the morning and only in English in the afternoon. A followup report indicates outstanding social growth, average intelligence, and improved academic performance. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper contained in "Special Education and the Bilingual Child." Proceedings of a Conference (Pasadena, CA, December 3, 1981), edited by Alberto M. Ochoa and Juan Hurtado. See EC 161 187.