ERIC Number: ED257815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Teaching Mildly Retarded Children in the Regular Classroom. Fastback 220.
Although mild retardation is generally assumed to be an inherited trait, socio-cultural factors, such as deprived cultural environment, health-threatening conditions, and school labeling processes exacerbate the problems of the learning disabled child. In this booklet, the causes of mental retardation are considered, and techniques and strategies are recommended for teaching the mildly retarded child in the regular classroom. Suggestions are made for effectively diagnosing individual difficulties and assessing the needs of the student. Teaching strategies are described that have proved effective with mildly retarded children. Case studies are presented illustrating how these strategies were used to develop the potentials inherent in four different learning disabled students. (JD)
Descriptors: Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Mild Mental Retardation, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($0.75).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Publication of this fastback sponsored by the West Georgia College Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa.