ERIC Number: ED408503
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Sensitizing Police Officers to Persons with Developmental Disabilities. A Curriculum Guide for Law Enforcement Trainers.
Louis, Donald R.; Resendiz, Rosalva
These three documents (a curriculum guide and two learning guides) are designed for use in police academies in Texas for advanced officer training. The curriculum guide provides a comprehensive training program designed to give police officers a working knowledge and understanding of how to interact while in the line of duty with persons who have disabilities. Designed for one 8-hour session, the material is organized into six major sections: (1) an overview of developmental disabilities (DD); (2) mental retardation; (3) autism; (4) cerebral palsy; (5) epilepsy; and (6) hearing impairments. Each section is designed to meet the specific objectives of assisting with identification of and communication with persons with DD. Each section includes performance and enabling objectives, lecture material, and suggested activities. All transparency masters are found at the end of the guide. The first learning guide is designed as a train-the-trainer guide. Divided into tasks, the guide provides for each task these materials: introduction; performance and enabling objectives; prerequisites; check list; key points; self-check with answer key; learning experiences, including role playing; and performance test. The second learning guide is designed as a handout for the advanced officer's training. For each topic, these materials are provided: objectives, information, and suggested activity. A quiz is appended. Contains 23 references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Autism, Behavioral Objectives, Cerebral Palsy, Consciousness Raising, Continuing Education, Curriculum Guides, Developmental Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Disability Identification, Epilepsy, Hearing Impairments, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Activities, Mental Retardation, Police, Police Community Relationship, Police Education, Social Attitudes, Staff Development, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: North Texas Univ., Denton.
Identifiers - Location: Texas