ERIC Number: ED216465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Science and Health Education Perspectives on the Handicapped. A Curriculum to Foster Understanding of People with Disabilities.
City Univ. of New York, NY. Hunter Coll.
Intended to extend the existing science and health education curriculum at junior and senior high school levels, the curriculum presents four mini-units on specific disabilities. The first section provides lesson plans about hearing impairments, and includes four lesson plans listing themes, objectives, and discussion guidelines for such topics as causes and effects of hearing impairments, manual communication, and myths and facts about hearing impairments. A mini-unit on visual impairment contains four lessons on topics including the visual process, different types of visual impairment, and aids and adaptive techniques for the visually impaired. The third mini-unit, on nervous system disorders, presents lessons on such topics as physical problems arising from nervous system disorders, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and spina bifida, and other spinal chord disorders. Scoliosis is the subject of a fourth section. A final section is devoted to love, marriage, and parenthood for people with physical disabilities. (CL)
Descriptors: Cerebral Palsy, Curriculum Guides, Disabilities, Epilepsy, Family Life Education, Health Education, Hearing Impairments, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Lesson Plans, Manual Communication, Marriage, Neurological Impairments, Physical Disabilities, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Sensory Aids, Student Attitudes, Vision, Visual Impairments
New York State Education Department Publication Sales Desk, Room 169, Education Building Annex, Albany, NY 12234 (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept. Albany. Office for the Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Hunter Coll.
Note: For related documents, see EC 142 413-415. Prepared by the Special Education Development Center at Hunter College.