ERIC Number: ED164107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Mainstreaming Preschoolers: Children with Orthopedic Handicaps. A Guide for Teachers, Parents, and Others Who Work with Orthopedically Handicapped Preschoolers.
Kieran, Shari Stokes; And Others
This guide to mainstreaming preschoolers with orthopedic handicaps is one of a series of eight manuals on mainstreaming preschoolers developed by Project Head Start. The guide is addressed to parents, teachers, and other professionals and paraprofessionals. Chapter I presents information on the meaning, benefits and implementation of mainstreaming. The role of the teacher in mainstreaming is discussed, and sources of assistance are listed. Chapter II discusses local and regional resources and provides specialists (occupational therapists, orthpedist, physical therapist, etc.) who work with handicapped children. Chapter III focuses on parent/teacher cooperation. Chapter IV discusses various kinds of orthopedic handicaps (such as cerebral palsy, spinal cord damage, arthritis, muscular dystrophy), and associated problems, and ways of recognizing problems for referral. Chapter V discusses how orthopedic handicaps can affect a child's functioning and learning. Chapter VI focuses on planning, arranging classrooms and teaching mainstreamed orthopedically handicapped children. Chapter VII presents information on professionals, organizations and other sources of help. Notes on screening and diagnosis are appended. (CM)
Descriptors: Child Development, Handicapped Children, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Mainstreaming, Parent Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Physical Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Psychomotor Skills, Teacher Role, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 017-092-00034-1, $3.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Contract Research Corp., Belmont, MA.