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ERIC Number: ED235650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Microcomputer Uses to Promote Physical Proficiency and Motor Development of Learning Disabled Students.
Stein, Julian U.
The paper describes principles and techniques for using microcomputers to enhance the motor development of learning disabled students. Among the guiding principles that the author suggests be kept foremost as educational uses of microcomputers are explored are (1) the fact that microcomputers do not think and cannot replace teachers and (2) that it is important to understand one's own level of computer awareness or literacy. Applications of the microcomputer to develop the individualized education program are noted, including the selection of appropriate long and short term goals. The microcomputer's role in individualizing physical education is also briefly addressed. Benefits to visual-motor and perceptual-motor development are ascribed to computer games. It is suggested that computers can have further applications in assessing such aspects as reaction time, visual tracking, eye-hand coordination, and visual and auditory discrimination. Two additional areas of microcomputer applications, accommodations for severe disabilities and simulation of various activities, are considered. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A