ERIC Number: ED229909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Justification for the Use of Computer Assisted Instruction with the Physically Handicapped.
Burns, Monte B.; Swearingen, Laura
The paper reviews the beginnings of computer assisted instruction (CAI), notes the advantages of CAI over traditional instruction, and considers its most positive features when teaching children with physical handicaps. Among positive features of CAI are improved student attitudes toward CAI, equivalent retention rate, reduced paper work for instructors, and the savings in students' time spent learning an individual task. Studies on the specific advantages of CAI for physically handicapped students are reviewed. Among uses discussed are as communication aids, calculation helps, and as avenues for interacting more normally with the environment. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children's National Conference on the Use of Microcomputers in Special Education (Hartford, CT, March 10-12, 1983).