ERIC Number: ED155844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
The Handicap Primer: An Introduction to Working with Young Handicapped Children.
Lansdowne, Stephen C.
The booklet is intended to provide regular class elementary and early childhood teachers with basic information about types of handicaps and teaching strategies to use with exceptional children. An initial section considers the nature of handicaps and the degree of severity of conditions. Reviewed are the following types of exceptionalities: physical disorders (visual impairments, crippling conditions, neurological and other health impairments), communication disorders (auditory impairments, speech disorders, and language disorders), and learning deviations (mental retardation, giftedness, and learning disabilities), behavior disorders, and multiply handicaps. A second section on working with the handicapped considers such practical classroom aspects as how to act around the handicapped, dealing with medication, and making educational assessment and programing decisions. A final section provides several simulations designed to give the user some idea of what it is like to have a handicap. (CL)
Descriptors: Definitions, Early Childhood Education, Educational Methods, Elementary Education, Gifted, Handicapped Children, Hearing Impairments, Language Handicaps, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Mental Retardation, Neurological Impairments, Physical Disabilities, Simulation, Speech Handicaps, Student Characteristics, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX.