ERIC Number: ED245455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Community Based Training for Severely Handicapped Students.
Berkell, Dianne E.; LeWinter, Michael
Community based instruction for severely handicapped students is a central way of enhancing independent living skills in the student's natural environment. Teaching skills in the settings in which students will be required to use them helps to facilitate the development of both skill acquisition and skill generalization. On-site instruction further reduces the probability of teaching irrelevant prerequisite skills and helps teachers become aware of variables that may interfere with skill acquisition. Neighborhood exposure helps handicapped students to develop appropriate behaviors and allows community members to become more cognizant of the needs of handicapped persons. Planning an on-site program includes conducting an ecological inventory, designing instruction through task analyses, and recording student progress. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Severely Handicapped (10th, San Francisco, CA, November 3-5, 1983).