ERIC Number: ED270939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Prioritizing Instructional Needs of Learners with Severe Handicapping Conditions.
Giangreco, Michael F.
The article focuses on a practical prioritization process as a method to bridge the gap between assessment and planning of individualized education programs for severely handicapped students. This prioritization process is based upon a set of criteria agreed to by planning teams which include educators, related service personnel, and families. This process increases the probability that contextually relevant plans will be developed to assist persons with severe handicapping conditions to maximally participate in a variety of least restrictive, integrated environments. Analysis criteria are organized in a grid for environmental and traditional cognitive domains such as reading and mathematics skills. Cognitive curricular components would then be taught via functional activities. Application of the problem solving approach to other special education needs is discussed. References and figures are appended. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (63rd, Anaheim, CA, April 15-19, 1985).