ERIC Number: ED221001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
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Transporting Handicapped Students: Driver Manual.
Turner, Dayton Ray
The document offers guidelines for van or bus drivers transporting handicapped students to and from school. Part 1 offers an overview of adaptive transportation services and gives specifics on providing services to the blind/visually impaired, hearing impaired, mentally retarded, physically handicapped, behaviorally disordered, learning disabled, and speech impaired. Also considered are adaptive equipment, general handling techniques, carrying, seating and securing, loading and unloading, and emergency procedures. Part 2 contains tables with guidelines covering 12 orthopedic aids most commonly used by student passengers and more than 62 handicapping conditions. Addressed for each condition (listed alphabetically) are characteristics, treatment, and adaptive transportation needs. A final part focuses on behavior management of students in transit. Key concepts in behavior management are addressed, including determining appropriate/inappropriate behaviors, dealing with individuals, and dealing with situations. Among the specific conditions listed are the following: arthritis, artificial limbs, personality disorders, cerebral palsy, epileptic seizures, obesity, paralysis, and stroke. (SW)
Descriptors: Bus Transportation, Disabilities, Discipline, Driver Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Student Transportation
Human Services Press, 2720 Penacho Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80917 ($18.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A