The development of a remedial reading program for the high school educable mentally handicapped student

Burry, David (1984) The development of a remedial reading program for the high school educable mentally handicapped student. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The primary purpose of this study was to develop a handbook of specific instructional techniques and strategies in the areas of vocabulary and comprehension development for the educable mentally handicapped students at the senior high school level. -- The development of the materials contained in this handbook came as a result of: first, the gathering of data; second, the selection of relevant data pertinent to the objectives; third, the development of techniques and strategies based on the pertinent data and objectives. -- The following sources were used in the gathering of data. Literature related to the topic of this study and a computer search of the ERIC (Microfiche) documents. Ideas and strategies presented in Special Education Courses at Memorial University. Techniques and strategies presented by various Special Education Teachers at meetings and workshops. Finally, materials and techniques developed and used in the teaching of Senior Special Education for twelve years. -- The criterion used for the selection of materials, techniques, and strategies presented in this study was as follows: first, suitability for the age group of the target population; second, consideration of the instructional levels of EMH students; third, the objectives of the study could be evaluated by observable means; fourth, developmental progress could be made by students in this program.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/4372
Item ID: 4372
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 235-242.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1984
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Reading--Remedial teaching; Children with mental disabilities--Education; Reading--Study and teaching

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