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United States Office of Special Education Development Branch

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Works: 5 works in 13 publications in 1 language and 223 library holdings
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Overview directory & product guide 1980-1981 : handicapped children's model programs, special needs programs, learning disabilities research institutes by Norris G Haring( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Parent support group training manual : TOPS program, a school/mental health cooperative by Arline Loewenstein( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
The second of two reports on the tops Program (Teaching Outreach Prevention School), a group work approach for emotionally disturbed elementary students, describes tops' parent training and support groups. Reasons for parent groups are discussed, particularly for parents of children with emotional handicaps. Techniques for motivating parents are noted, including providing opportunity for information sharing and suggestion giving. The thrust of the approach is said to be allowing parents to understand their child's behavior patterns and to help them handle the problems. Objectives and goals of parent training are presented along with the agenda for six sessions which focus on discipline, behavior management, and assertiveness training. Appended is a paper by S. Berkowitz, "ABC's of Behavior Modification." (Cl)
Organizing for change : inservice and staff development in special education ( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
The book contains seven author contributed chapters on issues concerning inservice and staff development in special education. Major themes of the papers include the importance of participant involvement in the planning process, the importance of gaining support at the onset by district and building administrators, and the need for carefully designed programs which model good teaching with concrete and clear goals. Individual chapters have the following titles and authors: "Diagnosing and Dealing with Barriers to Change" (S. Wyant, W. Bell); "The Relationship of Adult Learning Theory to Inservice Training" (B. Banks); "Systematically Planning for Effective Inservice Training or Staff Development" (C. McGuigan); "Staff Development--Becoming More Sensitive and Responsive to Cultural Issues" (J. Brown); "Facilitating Effective Team Decision Making" (S. Pfeiffer); "Assessing People in Organizations--Problem Solving and Change" (J. Peters); and "Considerations for Consultants" (M. Gaasholt). (Db)
Childrens̓ group manual : TOPS program, a school/mental health cooperative by Arline Loewenstein( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
The first of two booklets on the tops Program (Teaching Outreach Prevention School), a school/mental health cooperative project, describes the operation of group work for elementary aged children with emotional and behavioral problems. Goals are said to include increasing the students' feelings of acceptance, caring, and support as well as modeling appropriate social behavior as a group member. Group operation is outlined, along with limit setting procedures and techniques (such as puppets and relaxation) that have proven successful. Desirable therapist qualities are listed, such as the ability to be comfortable with conflicts and to remain marginal to the group but available for help. Tops is explained to use a structured behavioral management system in which children are helped to internalize controls. (Cl)
Children ( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
 
Alternative Names
United States. Office of Special Education. Division of Innovation and Development. Development Branch
Languages
English (13)
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