ERIC Number: ED187069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Physically Handicapped Children in the Mainstream: A Transdisciplinary Application of Physical Management Techniques.
Goodman, Gay; Yasumura, Kathleen
The role of the physical therapist as a member of the educational team working with mainstreamed physically handicapped students is explored. The physical therapist serves as a consultant who participates in planning meetings, develops and prescribes adopted equipment, trains teachers and other team members in transdisciplinary physical therapy skills, and designs treatment for home use. The therapist is also responsible for screening, referral, and for assessment and reevaluation of student progress. The physical therapist instructs teachers on such skills as manuevering wheelchairs and other mobility equipment and utilization of body mechanics principles. When teachers lack these skills they often feel inadequate which often affects a teacher's attitude toward a handicapped child. (PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (58th, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1980, Session Th-47).