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ERIC Number: EJ851925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Learning Road Safety Skills in the Classroom
Brown, Freddy Jackson; Gillard, Duncan
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v37 n3 p228-231 Sep 2009
This case study demonstrates the effectiveness of a classroom based learning programme in the acquisition of road safety skills. The participant, a child with severe learning disabilities, was taught road safety behaviours in the classroom with the aid of photograph cards. When he had mastered these skills in the classroom, he returned to the outdoor environment and showed higher levels of road safety competence than before the classroom training. The study also describes the generalisation of the road safety skills over time and with different support staff. The benefits of learning complex community skills in the classroom with simplified environmental stimuli (i.e. picture cards rather than "in vivo") are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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