ERIC Number: ED241134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Caring for Special Children: Independent Study Course for Child Caregivers.
Katz-Weintraub, Sharon; Hambridge, Lisa
This document describes an activity-based, independent-study, introductory survey course intended to help child caregivers in caring for mildly to moderately handicapped children in day care settings. Course materials consist of an audiotape cassette and a supplementary handbook; the handbook and a transcript of the audiotape are included in the document. Contents of the course are organized in 14 sections focusing on the following topics: mainstreaming; special needs children; developmental delay; speech and language development; cognitive development; social and emotional development; low incidence handicaps; observing and recording behavior; goal setting; task analysis; the learning environment; involvement with parents; and considerations regarding referrals, legal responsibility, and community resources. The audiotape provides definitions of basic concepts, general information about development, and guidelines, additionally describing specific techniques for responding to the needs of handicapped children. Each section of the handbook provides handouts and activity sheets and is coordinated with a segment of the cassette tape. (RH)
Descriptors: Audiotape Cassettes, Child Caregivers, Day Care, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Independent Study, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Activities, Mainstreaming, Preschool Children
Greater Minneapolis Day Care Association, 1006 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408 (Booklet and tape, $15.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Greater Minneapolis Day Care Association, MN.