ERIC Number: ED366153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Help! Is This an Intensive Care Unit or a Classroom?
Wadsworth, Donna E.; Knight, Diane
This paper offers practical suggestions to educators working with the increasing numbers of students who are technologically dependent and/or medically fragile. Suggestions address the following areas: (1) management of the physical environment and specialized equipment (e.g., maximizing accessibility, equipment in the classroom, classroom arrangement, and field trips); (2) staff concerns (staff orientation, specific care training, instructional modifications, and specialist involvement); and (3) student/family needs (assistance in developing positive peer relationships; adaptation of behavioral management techniques; and establishment of a mechanism for providing emotional support to the family, school health caretakers, and educational staff). (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adjustment (to Environment), Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Adjustment, Health Services, Inservice Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Physical Disabilities, Secondary School Students, Severe Disabilities, Special Health Problems
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Medically Fragile; Technologically Dependent
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children (71st, San Antonio, TX, April 5-9, 1993).