ERIC Number: ED432109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Peer Buddy Manual: Metropolitan Nashville Peer Buddy Program.
Hughes, Carolyn; Guth, Carol; Presley, Judith; Scott, Stacey; Lorden, Sarah
This manual contains materials for a course designed to enable Nashville high school students to develop peer relationships while acting as peer buddies and positive role models for students with special needs. Information is provided on various types of disabilities and learning problems, instructional techniques for students with disabilities, and ideas on how to help increase the social skills, interactions, and participation of peers with special needs in the day to day activities at school and in the community. The course is designed to be taken as an elective for one half a credit per semester, one class period per day. The maximum number of credits typically received in the course is two. Specifically, the course addresses: (1) the peer buddy's role; (2) peer buddy orientation; (3) evaluations and forms; (4) special education services; (5) guidelines for appropriate language; (6) task analysis; (7) dealing with inappropriate behavior; (8) mental retardation; (9) learning disabilities; (10) visual impairments; (11) hearing impairments; (12) speech and language disorders; (13) autism; (14) physical disabilities; and (15) attention deficit disorder. Disability-related Web sites are also provided. (Contains 16 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Autism, Behavior Modification, Classroom Techniques, Disabilities, Educational Strategies, Hearing Impairments, High Schools, Interpersonal Competence, Language Impairments, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Peer Acceptance, Peer Relationship, Peer Teaching, Physical Disabilities, Secondary Education, Student Participation, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Visual Impairments
Department of Special Education, Box 328 Peabody, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Tennessee Developmental Disabilities Council.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN. Dept. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee (Nashville)