ERIC Number: ED245447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
R&D Speaks: Special Education. Conference Proceedings (3rd, Austin, Texas, September 20-21, 1979).
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Summaries of five papers from a 1979 conference on special education are presented. "Adapting and Managing the Environment for Mainstreaming," presented by D. Bricker-Derkacz, briefly considers factors in structuring a multisensory environment: orientation, adaptation, boundaries, and designing specific activities. In "Communicating with Parents of Handicapped Children," J. Evans presents background information on issues and possible problems in working with parents of handicapped children and suggests techniques and activities for teacher inservice training. A presentation by M. Grace, "Individualized Education Programs" (IEPs), follows, with a description of the components and development of IEPs and noting ways to make IEPs usable to teachers. A fourth paper, "Driving Children Sane," by A. Ginott considers the damaging effects of carelessly used words and criticism. The final paper, "Handling Behavior Problems and Communicating with Children," by J. Evans et al, discusses intervention and prevention techniques. Conference evaluation data are included. (CL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Note: Conference planned and sponsored by the SEDL Regional Exchange Project.