ERIC Number: ED366144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
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Using Music To Reinforce Basic Money Skills Taught in the TMH Classroom.
Orlando, Charlene A.
This practicum investigated the effectiveness of using music activities to reinforce basic money skills with 10 students, ages 12 to 21, with mental retardation in the trainable range. The program used a combination of music and visual aids as strategies for reinforcing basic money skills and improving student on-task behaviors in the classroom. Pretests and posttests as well as systematic observation were used to evaluate the intervention. Results indicated increased achievement levels of basic coin money skills for the target group. Students also demonstrated increased on-task behaviors. Appendices include student data of previous mastery of basic money skills, the coin money skills pretest/posttest, summary of pretest data, the observation form (used both before and after program implementation), summary of observation data, lyrics to coin money skills song activities, coin face manipulative reproduceables and coin identification chart, explanation of a schoolwide money skills student video project, and an attachment of recommended music resources to reinforce basic skills. (Contains 35 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Classroom Techniques, Daily Living Skills, Instructional Effectiveness, Moderate Mental Retardation, Money Management, Music Activities, Positive Reinforcement, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Teaching Methods, Time on Task, Visual Aids
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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