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ERIC Number: ED133451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
It's About Time Physical Disabilities Came Out in the Open: Part I. Amputation, Monoplegia, Hemiplegia, Triplegia, Quadruplegia, Paraplegia.
After a definition of the term, mobility impairments, and a discussion of the causes and problems associated with amputation, this document covers, under the major section, Paralysis, six handicapping conditions in terms of how each may affect a student's ability to be successful in both a vocational program and a job. Topics under this section cover how many Americans are paralyzed to some degree; what causes paralysis; the different types of paralysis (monoplegia, hemiplegia, triplegia, quadruplegia, tetraplegia, paraplegia); paralysis caused by injury to the spinal cord; employment possibilities of paralyzed individuals; architectural barriers to education and employment; new standards for physical facilities; suggestions for classroom teachers; and the major barrier to educational and employment opportunities. Additional information covers national and state organizations, a resource list for mechanical modifications, travel information for the physically handicapped person, and a resource list for physical facility modifications of an educational institution. A bibliography is appended. (HD)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Amputations, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum, Disabilities, Emotional Adjustment, Facility Requirements, Instructional Materials, Physical Characteristics, Physical Disabilities, Resource Materials
Director, Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center.