ERIC Number: ED078637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Exceptional Children Conference Papers: Physically Handicapped.
Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.
Five conference reports on the physically handicapped consider architectural barrier, attitudes, the use of total communication methods, a new symbolic communication system, and long term care of cerebral palsied or multiply handicapped individuals, respectively. Reported is a survey of public and private buildings in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota area to determine whether architectural barriers are a problem for the handicapped there. Also reported is a study of the relationship between the Is of Identity test of social adjustment and the Attitude Toward Disabled Persons Scale which found significant sex differences in scores. Sketched is the process by which one school for the deaf changed from a predominantly oral instructional approach to the use of total communication (the use of both manual and oral methods) with students from preschool through secondary levels. The use of a symbolic communication system called Blissymbolics (an ideographic logical organization of visual symbols) with nonverbal physically handicapped children is discussed. A community program providing long term care for cerebral palsied and other severely handicapped children and adults is explained to have goals such as the provision of parental and family relief and the improvement of residual physical abilities. (DB)
Descriptors: Architectural Barriers, Attitude Measures, Communication (Thought Transfer), Conference Reports, Exceptional Child Education, Exceptional Child Research, Hearing Impairments, Manual Communication, Oral Communication Method, Personal Care Homes, Physical Disabilities, Total Communication
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.
Note: Papers presented at the Annual International CEC Convention (51st, Dallas, Texas, April 22-27, 1973)