ERIC Number: ED274128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Resource Services...in the Classroom? Yes! In the Classroom!!!
Hampton Univ., VA.
Presented in a question and answer format, the paper examines ways to provide resource services to handicapped children within the regular preschool or kindergarten class. Benefits (such as the presence of appropriate role models and increased acceptance of individual differences) of resource services in the regular classroom for both the special needs child and the normal child are noted. Potential problems and their suggested solutions include: (1) lack of knowledge by regular and resource personnel (provide training and practice); (2) conflict between resource and regular personnel (encourage better communication); (3) difficulty of the child in making the transition from regular to resource activities (thoughtful guidance by the resource specialist); (4) the tendency of peers to deny the special needs child an opportunity to participate (encourage turn-taking in answering questions); (5) distractions in the regular class setting (provide resource service in a low activity area of the classroom); and (6) interruptions by classroom children (have an area designated as the resource teacher's space). (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Hampton Univ., VA.
Note: Prepared by the Mainstreaming Outreach Project.