ERIC Number: ED342156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
"Crack Kids" in School: What To Do, How To Do It. Pervasively Developmentally Delayed (PDD).
Odom-Winn, Danni; Dunagan, Dianne E.
This book addresses the educational needs of children who are pervasively developmentally delayed (PDD), especially those exposed to drugs prenatally and those with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, autism, hyperactivity, Aspberger Syndrome, other heath impairments, attention deficit disorder, and childhood aphasia. The first chapter recommends the use of the PDD Characteristics Checklist, the Communication/Behavior Prompts Form, and the Developmental Ages Checklist to identify specific target skills and behaviors. The second chapter offers guidance on organizing the classroom including the "quiet chair;" classroom arrangement; instructional materials; use of learning centers; and suggested books, screening instruments, and augmentative communication systems. Classroom management techniques are discussed in the third chapter and include getting control; getting the child to sit down, stay down, and develop on-task behavior; remediating visual/tactile and auditory ultrasensitivity; dealing with aggression; intervening with self-stimulating behaviors; and managing inappropriate behaviors. The fourth chapter considers basics of language acquisition, alternative forms of communication, and the importance of communication skills to socialization. Some useful examples of sign language are illustrated. Sensory development activities are suggested in the fifth chapter. Chapter 6 offers suggestions for working with parents and chapter 7 offers some specific successful techniques in changing behaviors. Sample forms are attached. (40 references) (DB)
Descriptors: Aggression, Aphasia, Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Classroom Design, Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Developmental Disabilities, Discipline, Drug Abuse, Elementary Education, Hyperactivity, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Language Acquisition, Learning Centers (Classroom), Parent Teacher Cooperation, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Prenatal Drug Exposure, Remedial Instruction, Sign Language, Special Health Problems, Teaching Methods, Time on Task, Timeout
Educational Activities, Inc., 1937 Grand Ave., Baldwin, NY 11510 ($14.95 plus $2.00 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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