This handbook was developed to help the teacher deal successfully with physical problems involved in having a child with cerebral palsy mainstreamed into the regular classroom. Characteristics of cerebral palsy are described, and it is pointed out that most children with this affliction have average or above average intelligence. Classroom activities are described which will prepare nonhandicapped children mentally and emotionally for the arrival of their handicapped classmate, and which will demonstrate to them ways in which they can be helpful. Suggestions are made on obtaining resources from associations which offer services to the physically disabled. Possible modifications in classroom arrangement are discussed as well as ways in which instructional materials may be adapted for easier manipulation. A detailed description is presented of the functions and potentials of wheelchairs. A bibliography of books for children, parents, and teachers is included as is a list of organizations which provide additional resources for the physically handicapped. (JD)
For related documents, see SP 023 083-088.
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American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC. Teachers' Network for Education of the Handicapped.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.