ERIC Number: ED209818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Ways with Wheels: Driver Education for Handicapped Students.
Rhoads, Milton D., Ed.
The booklet provides direction for driver education instructors, special education teachers, and school administrators in the planning and implementing of effective traffic safety education programs for handicapped youth. Section I focuses on understanding state and federal laws with subsections on P. L. 93-112 (the Rehabilitation Act of 1973), P. L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act), and the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety rules and regulations relative to the medical aspects of driver licensing. Section II on program management addresses instructional delivery systems, special populations, the least restrictive environment, instructional equipment and materials, reimbursement for handicapped students in driver education, length of course, and adults and out of school youth. Developing individualized education programs (IEPs) is the topic of a third section. Section IV considers general objectives for driver education, driving task analysis, additional tasks for the physically handicapped, limited sight and hearing students, behind the wheel instruction, driving simulation for handicapped students, special education assistance, and the physically handicapped. A final section provides information on institutions offering assistance for handicapped drivers, adaptive equipment, and instructional materials. Appendixes include a list of manufacturers of handicapped driver assist devices, a selected bibliography, handicapped insignia and parking certificates information, directions for transfer from wheelchair to car, use of the adapted van, and manual communications for deaf students. (SB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
Identifiers: Assistive Devices; Oklahoma