ERIC Number: ED315951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
We're in This Together (W.I.T.). Resource Manual for Integrating Handicapped Children into Day Care and Preschool Programs.
The manual is intended for special educators providing inservice training to personnel who work in early childhood centers which serve handicapped children in mainstreamed day care, preschool, and Head Start settings. An introduction summarizes research on inservice training, presents an inservice delivery model, includes 7 sample forms, and lists 13 references. An introduction and planning session section outlines objectives and activities and provides several questionnaires, a sample teacher observation rating scale, and a sample planning sheet, as well as handouts on using a teacher consultant and on defining integration. A separate section is then given to each of the following topics: preparing an environment for a young child with special needs, teaching strategies, behavior management, dealing with parents, and characteristics of various handicapping conditions with tips for dealing with them. Included in each section are background information for the instructor, an outline for the presentation, handouts for participants, activities to use with participants, and assignments to be completed by participants. An appendix includes a variety of resources including fact sheets on many disabilities, miscellaneous forms, a glossary, the "Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale," an inservice evaluation form, media/resource information, and a booklet containing a collection of socio-dramatic play ideas for the classroom. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Bureau of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (67th, San Francisco, CA, April 3-7, 1989).