ERIC Number: ED403701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Community-Based Instructional Support. Innovations: AAMR Research to Practice Series, Number 6.
Test, David W.; Spooner, Fred
This manual offers practical guidelines validated by research for applying instructional strategies to adults with mental retardation who are learning community-based tasks. It provides a sequenced strategy for: (1) selecting person-centered instructional goals; (2) developing quality task analyses of community-based, chained tasks; (3) selecting instructional strategies and environments that promote generalization and maintenance; and (4) collecting "user-friendly" data for making decisions. After an introductory chapter, Chapter 2 details the development of instructional applications using these four steps and covers: individual choice of goal, age-appropriateness of goal, critical steps of the task analysis, instruction in simulated or natural settings, planning for generalization, chaining procedures, prompting strategies, group or individual instruction, format of data collection, and frequency of data collection. Chapter 3 offers two detailed case applications. (Contains 54 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Community Based Instruction (Disabilities), Daily Living Skills, Data Collection, Data Interpretation, Educational Strategies, Generalization, Goal Orientation, Instructional Development, Maintenance, Mental Retardation, Personal Autonomy, Student Educational Objectives, Task Analysis, Teaching Methods
American Association on Mental Retardation, 444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 846, Washington, DC 20001-1512 ($21.95; $19.95 members).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC.