ERIC Number: ED245420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Motor Impairment: Accepting Individual Differences [and] I Knew I Could Do It.
Cohen, Shirley; And Others
The AID (Accepting Individual Differences) curriculum guide, the third in a series of five manuals that attempt to foster acceptance and respect for differences as exemplified by disabilities, presents activities on motor impairments for insructors' personal learning and lesson plans for teaching students in primary grades. Presented for instructors are information about motor impairment and suggestions for personal learning experiences through simulation activities, reading, observation, a conference with a teacher of motor impaired students, and use of resources. Activities for kindergarten through grade 3 students are presented in four lesson plans on the theme, "A person's looks are important only until you get to know him/her; after that, it's whether or not the person's nice that counts." The lesson plans, which incorporate use of the accompanying student workbook, "I Knew I Could Do It," typically are arranged by theme, specific objective, activity, materials, literature for students, a discussion guide, directions for presenting the activity (such as learning about wheelchairs), and directions for reading the story. Thirteen activities to be used with older students are based on books listed in the reference section. Questions students might ask are posed and answered. Listed in the reference section are approximately 13 books and pamphlets, a film, a record, and four sources of free materials. (MC)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Class Activities, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Lesson Plans, Mainstreaming, Peer Acceptance, Physical Disabilities, Primary Education, Resources, Teaching Methods
New York State Education Department, Publications Sales Desk, Room 164EBA, Albany, NY 12234 (kit price $6.50, prepaid; 5 manuals, 4 student workbooks, 1 cassette).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Hunter Coll. Special Education Development Center.
Note: Includes instructional flip book "I Knew I Could Do It," which is largely photographs and may not reproduce well. Reprint. Document originally available from Developmental Learning Materials (1977). For related documents and workbooks (flipbooks), see EC 162 481-485.