ERIC Number: ED125167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Materials for the Handicapped: Birth through Early Childhood.
Thorum, Arden R.; And Others
The book contains information on approximately 600 manufacturers of toys and games, 275 instructional kits, and 80 activity guides designed for use with the young handicapped child. It is explained that the information was compiled through correspondence with projects, agencies, state departments of education, manufacturers, parents, and professionals, as well as the National Center on Educational Media and Materials for the Handicapped and the Council for Exceptional Children Information Services Unit. Discussed are such toy and game considerations as safety, maintenance, construction, and the relationship between the product and the child's developmental level; and described are materials from approximately 600 manufacturers. A checklist is provided for selecting instructional kits, and a chart is included with cost, age, developmental skill areas, subject areas, format and component descriptions for approximately 275 instructional kits. The final chapter recommends selection criteria for activity guides, and contains an annotated listing (with construction plans, illustrations and suggestions of common household materials) of more than 80 activity and curriculum guides. (CL)
Descriptors: Books, Curriculum Guides, Directories, Early Childhood Education, Exceptional Child Education, Games, Handicapped Children, Instructional Materials, Toys
Olympus Publishing Company, 2 Olympus Plaza, 1670 East 13th Street, Salt Lake City, Utah ($7.95)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.
Authoring Institution: Olympus Research Corp., Salt Lake City, UT.