ERIC Number: ED396464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Peer Tutor Handbook. A Curriculum for High School Students Serving as Peer Tutors to Students with Special Needs.
Hughes, Carolyn; And Others
This curriculum is designed for a high school course in which nondisabled students receive training and act as peer tutors and role models for peers with special needs for one class period each day. An introductory course description covers peer tutor qualifications and requirements, examples of activities with peers, and benefits to peer tutors. A section on the tutor's role offers guidelines on motivation, the tutorial relationship, techniques of tutoring, setting goals, and suggestions for getting to know the tutee. The next section offers ideas and an activity for training peer tutors. A section of course-related forms includes tutor schedule forms, the record of tutor experiences, tutor evaluation forms, and observation schedules. The following section introduces special education services and covers such topics as current trends, legislation, definitions of key terms, discipline, and misconceptions about individuals with disabilities. The subsequent six sections each address a specific disability area with a variety of materials which include a general information fact sheet, a list of common misconceptions, a sample case study, and relevant article reprints. The six disabilities include: (1) mental retardation, (2) learning disabilities, (3) visual impairments, (4) hearing impairments, (5) speech and language disorders, and (6) autism. (Contains a total of 70 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Tennessee Developmental Disabilities Council.
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN. Peabody Coll.
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