ERIC Number: ED188412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Teachers and Occupational Therapists: A Partnership for Children with Special Needs: The Learning Disabled.
Kauffman, Nancy Allen
Seven characteristics of the learning disabled child are described and suggestions to remediate these problems, from the viewpoint of an occupational therapist, are provided. Following are the seven areas (with sample teaching suggestions in parentheses): (1)tactile defensiveness (encourage children to use sand, clay, and finger paint with sawdust mixed into it); (2) apraxia (provide opportunities to plan movements, such as action songs); (3) vestibular problems (use recess for balance activities such as hopping, skipping, or rope jumping); (4) deficient bilateral integration (have children sort or classify objects into boxes across the midline); (5) deficient eye-hand coordination (teach self help skills like tying shoes, zipping, or pouring a drink); (6) deficient form and space perception (teach children to cover up part of a confusing worksheet so s/he can deal with one part at a time); and (7) language disorders (treat the vestibular problem, as this often affects the language processing problem). (PHR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; 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 F-77).