ERIC Number: ED303955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for Improving Indiana's Programs for Seriously Emotionally Handicapped Students. Teaching Training Modules.
Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Div. of Special Education.
Five staff development modules are presented, designed for teachers who work with emotionally handicapped students. Intended to be taught by master teachers, each module contains a rationale statement, statement of purpose, scope of instruction, discussion of prerequisites, pretest and posttest, and related handouts and learner activities. Following are sample goals and objectives for each module. (1) Assessment (4 workshops): use of formal assessment information, student records, direct observation, rating scales, and behavioral checklists to assist in identifying specific academic and behavioral problems; conducting an environmental assessment; developing and maintaining appropriate documentation. (2) Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) (2 workshops): participating in the development of functional goals; translating IEP goals and objectives to daily instructional activities; summarizing instructional data to evaluate IEP objectives. (3) Behavior Management and Crisis Intervention (4 workshops): applying 12 specific behavior management techniques; using time out effectively and ethically; facilitating generalization of behavior. (4) Affective Education (8 workshops): demonstrating invitational behavior and behavioral modeling; maintaining an appropriate classroom climate; developing students' problem-solving and coping skills. (5) Consultation, Training, and Teacher Roles: (6 workshops): developing essential consultation communication skills; functioning effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team; designing parent involvement activities. (JW)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Crisis Intervention, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Individualized Education Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interpersonal Communication, Modeling (Psychology), Professional Development, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods, Teamwork
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Div. of Special Education.
Note: For related documents, see EC 212 251-264.