ERIC Number: ED242135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Orientation to Handicapping Conditions: Level II. Training Module.
Glen, Sally; McCoy, Youlonda
The second of three training modules for paraprofessionals working with handicapped children, this manual presents information relevant to paraprofessionals in community colleges, public schools, and child care settings. The module is intended for those with some experience and/or education regarding special needs children. The first of two major competencies addressed is the development of a general knowledge of special education. Objectives considered for this competency include definition of special education, historical developments in special education, assessment and evaluation, the individualized education program (formal provisions, parental participation and student rights), and national and local resources for special educators (with a discussion on the role of the advocate). The second competency, development of general knowledge about seven specific handicapping conditions, considers student characteristics and suggested teaching approaches in relation to: mental retardation; hearing impairment; speech and language impairment; orthopedic and health impairments; emotional handicaps; learning disabilities; and visual impairments. Objectives for both competencies are divided into activities with suggested times noted. (CL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Hearing Impairments, Individualized Education Programs, Language Handicaps, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Physical Disabilities, Special Education, Speech Handicaps, Staff Role, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Learning and Education for Exceptional Paraprofessionals, Greensboro, NC.
Note: Parts of appendices may be marginally legible due to light print. For related documents, see EC 162 104-106.