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ERIC Number: EJ804645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1547-0350
Thirty Year Review of Safety Skill Instruction for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
Mechling, Linda C.
Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, v43 n3 p311-323 Sep 2008
This review synthesizes the empirical literature (1976-2006) focusing on teaching personal safety skills to persons with intellectual disabilities. Thirty-six investigations were identified which provided information on six areas of instruction: (a) pedestrian/street crossing safety; (b) home accident prevention; (c) application of first aid (including identification and reporting of illnesses); (d) response to lures or advancements of strangers; (e) fire safety; and (f) emergency use of telephones. Implications for instruction and future research are discussed based on the results of the review. (Contains 1 table.)
Division on Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A