ERIC Number: ED209839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Spina Bifida Child in the Classroom.
Mattson, Beverly; And Others
Learning characteristics of children with spina bifida (lesions on the spinal cord) are reviewed in the text of a presentation with slides, and the effects of such factors as hospitalization experiences and the presence of hydrocephalus are considered. Characteristics related to intelligence, sensory integration, tactile responsiveness, tactile defensiveness, motor planning, postural insecurity, visual perception problems, handwriting problems, distractibility, language style, and reading are discussed; and examples of students with those characteristics are given. Suggestions for remediation are offered. Also included in the paper are guidelines regarding adaptations for physical problems, and several bibliographies on the topic. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hydrocephalus; Spina Bifida
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (59th, New York, NY, April 12-17, 1981, Session T-64). Some pages have faint print.