ERIC Number: ED244474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-8359-4344-5 paperback
Microcomputer Resource Book for Special Education.
The book focuses on the use of microcomputer technology in special education. It is intended for users with no programming knowledge. An introductory section provides suggestions for finding software and considers the microcomputer's role in communications and environmental control. The second chapter addresses key elements of microcomputer implementation (access, motivation, authoring systems, self-expression, and normal function). Applications for five specific types of disabilities are described: learning disabilities, deafness and hearing impairments, blindness and visual impairments, mental retardation, and physical handicaps. Applications are drawn from some of the entries from the Johns Hopkins University Search. A chapter on LOGO, a computer language emphasizing discovery learning, is followed by one on communication via microcomputers (with special attention to on-line services, instructional services, and educational/career enhancement). The adaptability of the microcomputer is cited and its use to help handicapped children gain access to normal activities and to provide opportunities for computer assisted instruction, drill and practice, and other well known uses is discussed. A chapter analyzing the future of microcomputers in special education concludes the text. (Appended material includes a list of software puplishers and distributors). (CL)
Descriptors: Blindness, Communications, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Software, Deafness, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearing Impairments, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Microcomputers, Physical Disabilities, Visual Impairments
Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 (Publication No. 286, $15.95 paperback).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers; Parents
Authoring Institution: N/A