ERIC Number: ED316974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
PRISE Reporter, No. 20, December 1988-May 1989.
PRISE Reporter, n20 Dec-May 1988-89
Each issue of "PRISE Reporter" focuses on some aspect of educating handicapped students and offers a feature article, other sources of information, and descriptions of research projects. The December 1988 issue contains an article titled "Now That the Door Is Open: Social Skills Instruction in the Classroom" (Sue Vernon et al.) which targets factors for teachers to consider when selecting and adapting instructional resources for teaching social skills. "Community-Based Instruction" (Diane Browder, January 1989) identifies considerations to incorporate into community-based instruction for students with severe handicaps, considerations such as site selection, skill selection, dealing with problem behavior and medical emergencies, and blending the instruction into the normal activities of the environment. The February 1989 issue contains "The Integration Challenge" (Ann Tiedemann Halvorsen) which describes essential integration practices and outlines steps in the integration planning process. "Recreation/Leisure Programming and Persons with Varying Abilities" (Cheryl Light and Stuart Schleien, April 1989) provides guidelines for selecting and teaching appropriate skills in therapeutic recreation and for implementing programs using "best practice" strategies. "Next Steps: Preparing Parents to Plan for Transition" (Carolyn Beckett and Deidre Hayden, May 1989) describes a program which provides parents of disabled high-school students with knowledge about advocating for career education and about job training services available. (JDD)
Descriptors: Community Based Instruction (Disabilities), Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Competence, Leisure Education, Mainstreaming, Parent Participation, Recreation, Severe Disabilities, Social Development, Social Integration, Teaching Methods, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Resources and Information Center for Special Education (PRISE), King of Prussia, PA.