ERIC Number: ED349431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum for Students with Special Needs.
Leon County Schools, Tallahassee, FL.
This curriculum guide is designed to help special education adult educators enable adult handicapped students to develop, enhance, and maintain basic skills and competencies commensurate with their interests and ability levels. In addition to an introduction, this guide contains instructions on how to use the Individual Handicapped Adult Education Plan (IHAEP), and it provides test instruments and inventories. The guide is divided into three major sections: (1) functional skills--severely and profoundly handicapped; (2) functional skills--moderately handicapped; and (3) adult basic academic skills. These sections are further divided into courses, addressing the needs of the corresponding student population. Four courses are included in section 1: cognitive and linguistic skills; life sustaining and environmental interaction skills; leisure and recreation skills; and developmental-functional motor and sensory skills. Section 2 contains four courses: basic personal and home living skills; leisure and recreation skills; communication skills; and employability skills. Courses in section 3 are as follows: geography; government; history--world history and Florida history; consumer education; science--life science and earth/space science; math; language arts--reading, writing, speaking, and listening; and special strategies--teaching the hearing impaired, visually impaired, learning disabled, emotionally handicapped, and mentally ill, and why the mentally retarded lose jobs. An appendix contains lists of common words and vocabulary terms related to work sites and living skills. A bibliography contains 68 references. (NLA)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Communication Skills, Consumer Education, Curriculum Guides, Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Earth Science, Emotional Disturbances, Employment Potential, Geography Instruction, Hearing Impairments, History Instruction, Job Skills, Language Skills, Learning Disabilities, Leisure Time, Listening Skills, Mathematics Skills, Mental Disorders, Mental Retardation, Reading Skills, Recreational Activities, Science Education, Special Needs Students, Speech Skills, United States Government (Course), Visual Impairments
Leon County Schools, Adult and Community Education, 3111-21 Mahan Drive, Drawer 106, Tallahassee, FL 32311.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Adult/Community Education.
Authoring Institution: Leon County Schools, Tallahassee, FL.