ERIC Number: ED232413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Handi Book: A Reference Manual for Personnel Working with Handicapped Students.
Lusk, Julie Tapin, Ed.
The handbook presents an introduction and 11 chapters designed to help community college personnel serve handicapped students. A chapter on legal aspects of serving the handicapped addresses the implications of postsecondary and vocational education requirements on admission and programming. Suggestions are made for overcoming the social barriers of negative attitudes, shyness, overprotection and over independence. Psychological barriers (lack of self-confidence, difficulty in defining success, and inexperience in positive social interactions) are addressed. Six succeeding chapters focus on individual disabilities, considering general tips and specific guidelines for dealing with visual impairment or blindness, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, hearing impairments, learning disabilities and mobility impairments. An additional chapter presents suggested remedies for learning problems of the secondary and junior college learning disabled student. The final chapter outlines steps a disabled student should take to ensure needed services and describes help available from such resources as social services and health departments. (CL)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Cerebral Palsy, College Students, Community Colleges, Disabilities, Epilepsy, Hearing Impairments, Learning Disabilities, Legal Problems, Physical Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Psychological Characteristics, Visual Impairments
VAEOPP, Julie T. Lusk, Roanoke College, Salem, VA 24153 ($5.00, prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Community Colleges, Richmond.
Note: The document was developed through Special Services Programs.