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ERIC Number: ED097897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Exceptional Child in the School Library: Identification and Accommodation.
Harris, Karen; Baskin, Barbara
There should be no barriers to school library use for handicapped children, since their limitations may make the library a window on the world which they would not otherwise have. Sometimes these children who most need help may not be tolerated in a library because of their behavior, or the library may not provide appropriate materials. There are ways in which librarians may learn to handle aggressive and withdrawn children, as well as those who are not self-directed. The librarian must also have information easily available in a form which is usable to handicapped children, and must avoid creating architectural barriers for children in wheelchairs and on crutches. The library should also provide a variety of environments, so that a child may find a space in which he is comfortable. (LS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Southwestern Library Association Biennial Conference (25th, Galveston, Texas, October 1974)