ERIC Number: ED243291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug-31
Reference Count: 0
Integrated Educational/Leisure Time Model for Deaf-Blind Children and Youth. Final Report.
The report describes the accomplishments of a swimming project to teach instructional objectives to deaf blind, severely-to-profoundly retarded students, using nonhandicapped high school and college students who were trained and paid as peer tutors. Tutors recieved hands-on as well as didactic training and were evaluated by means of pretests and performance assessments. Initial pre-testing on gross motor, communication, and social skills was followed by development of short term objectives and individualized education programs. (Objectives are appended). Examples of child gains are cited, and it is suggested that the gains made by project Ss were the result of project activities. Further evaluative data include teachers' observations and an analysis of the percent of objectives achieved compared to the percent of objectives written for each child. The peer tutor component revealed positive changes in attitudes and awareness. The report concludes that the combined recreational and educational model can help facilitate the integration of handicapped and nonhandicapped students. Extensive appendixes include project forms, corresponence and a final summary report from an external evaluator. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Coll. of Education.