ERIC Number: ED303964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Training Module for Bus Drivers Working with Emotionally Handicapped Students.
Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Div. of Special Education.
The module provides training information for school bus drivers who interact with emotionally handicapped (EH) students. An initial description of characteristics of EH students and support staff responsibilities is followed by a discussion of transportation services for handicapped students. The development of a behavior management plan with four components (assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation) is seen as providing a structured, consistent, positive way to teach appropriate student behaviors. Following behavioral assessments, planning for behavior management intervention includes general suggestions for handling incidents (e.g., maintain composure, start each day with a clean slate). Among suggestions for preventive planning are selection of clothing and accessories that permit rapid, unencumbered movement, wearing short hair, and keeping items of high personal value away from the bus. Strategies for behavior management, including suggested bus rules for students, are outlined, and steps in the implementation of the behavior management plan (verbal warning, change of seating assignment, written report) are described. Five overheads supplement the material presented, and eight handouts include self-evaluation checklists, sample reports of bus incidents and individual student behavior, and a tip sheet for relating to the EH student in a positive manner. (JW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Div. of Special Education.
Note: For related documents, see EC 212 251-264.