ERIC Number: ED172463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Everybody Counts! A Workshop Manual to Increase Awareness of Handicapped People.
Ward, Michael J.; And Others
The manual presents activities designed to allow individuals to experience the sensations, feelings, attitudes, limitations, and perspectives of handicapped persons. The first section details aspects of workshop planning, including a review of experiential learning theory; information on group structure, group size, physical setting, workshop leadership, and activity schedules (sample flow charts); and guidelines for workshop publicity, followup discussions, and evaluation. A workshop planning checklist is provided. The second part of the book presents 26 structured exercises designed to simulate the following types of handicaps (sample exercises designed to simulate the following types of handicaps (sample exercises in parentheses): visual handicaps (walking with a mask on and a sighted helper); aural handicaps; (an unfair hearing test); mental retardation (reading made uneasy); communication disorders (communication without spoken words); learning disabilities (mirror writing); and motor/orthopedic handicaps (walking with sticks to experience long leg braces). Four exercises address reactions to general handicapping conditions. Role playing ideas are presented to examine a handicapped child's first day in a regular class and to view people's reactions to a handicapped person in a social situation. Suggestions for community experiences complete the manual. (CL)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Guides, Handicapped Children, Learning Activities, Role Playing, Simulation, Teaching Methods, Workshops
The Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales Unit, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($12.50, Publication No. 189)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
Note: Includes Cassette