ERIC Number: ED252991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Educational Guide for the Physically Handicapped.
Bailey, Rebecca J.; And Others
The curriculum is designed to help teachers and administrators in providing effective education to physically handicapped students. Physically handicapped students are defined here as those who participate in regular public school programs on an integrated or self-contained basis with assistance from support staff who assist in all areas of learning where the students' handicapping conditions interfere with their ability to perform and learn. These students may be classified as those students with: (1) orthopedic impairment; (2) neuromuscular/muscoskeletal disease; (3) cardiovascular and respiratory system disabilities; (4) disabilities of metabolic origin; and (5) learning deficits (e.g., cognitive delays directly or indirectly attributed to the physical handicapping condition). Objectives, suggestions, and instructional techniques are offered for seven major topic areas: (1) motor considerations (positioning, external supports, physical assistance, adapting environment, lifting and moving, communication); (2) academics (fine motor skills and concept development for early childhood, reading and language arts, mathematics, science, social studies); (3) prevocational skills; (4) speech and language; (5) daily living skills; (6) social/emotional development; and (7) adaptive physical education (positioning, external supports, physical assistance, adapting environment, lifting and moving). Some of the sections are divided into age levels (primary through junior high). (CL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adapted Physical Education, Daily Living Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Development, Eye Hand Coordination, Interpersonal Competence, Language Arts, Mathematics, Motor Development, Physical Disabilities, Prevocational Education, Reading, Sciences, Social Studies, Speech Skills, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers; Administrators
Authoring Institution: Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization, Palatine, IL.