ERIC Number: ED161193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
How to Help Your Child: A Guide for Parents of Multiply Handicapped Children.
Doyle, Phyllis B.; And Others
Developed by Project TRAC--Training/Resources Acquisition and Control, the three part guide is for parents of multiply handicapped children. Part 1 examines a public school training program for multiply handicapped children. Part 2 gives suggestions for activities that can make home life easier and at the same time provide learning experiences for the child. These activities include communications, lifting and carrying, positioning, motor skills, feeding, dressing, toilet training, and hygiene. In part 3 are many suggestions about where to go and what to do when parents need special help, including the names and addresses of special services in the Pennsylvania area, such as camping, parent groups, care and training for retarded adults, counseling and help with family problems, and home health care. Also in part 3 is information on special equipment, such as supports for sitting and lying, chairs, walking aids, and clothing. Special information on how to go about finding a baby sitter, obtaining a special car license plate for "handicapped only" and "no parking" privileges, income tax deductions, and planning for the future is also included. (PHR)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Counseling, Educational Programs, Enrichment Activities, Equipment, Learning Experience, Motor Development, Multiple Disabilities, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Public Education, Resource Materials, Respite Care, Self Care Skills, Services, Severe Disabilities
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Intermediate Unit 23, Blue Bell, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania; Project TRAC
Note: For related material, see EC 112 320