ERIC Number: ED273071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Progress Report for Student Research: Fire Safety Skills for Mentally Retarded Children.
Hayden, Mary F.; Lefcowitz, M. Jack
A comprehensive fire safety skills program was evaluated with 32 moderately to mildly retarded adolescents. The program used a fire safety program manual and lessons in basic preventive fire skills, fire safety procedures, and fire escape skills. Across-group comparisons indicated differences in performance between males and females. Fire safety classes were more effective than no classes and more effective than a single exposure to the audiovisual classes. There was no difference between a group tested immediately after receiving the fire safety classes and a group receiving the classes six weeks prior to the testing. All four groups were unable to demonstrate skill retention at the 5-month followup. Appended are a manual on teaching fire safety skills to mentally retarded adults, a training packet on fire safety for mentally regarded persons, and a list of fire safety skille for posters. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. School of Social Work.