ERIC Number: ED056763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Removing the Blinders: A Shopper's Guide to Instructional Materials.
Gross, Carol; Werlin, Kathryn
This document is specifically an aid for teachers of handicapped children, providing information concerning the purchase of instructional materials. Many materials specifically designed for handicapped children are equally appropriate for young children without handicaps because a sensory modality is incorporated in the design. For a material to be appropriate for a child, it must be suitable to his developmental level and specific handicap. Various factors to be considered when selecting appropriate materials are sensory dimensions, physical structure, cost, and content configuration. A teacher must be cognizant of the skill levels and motor responses required for use of the material. Manipulative devices are considered desirable because they offer first-hand experiences which enhance a child's learning. Cost consideration is not restricted to price alone. A teacher must estimate the cost in time needed to use a material effectively, and consider the material's durability. (Author/AJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Special Education Instructional Materials Center.