ERIC Number: ED258418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Basic Environmental Control Devices for Persons with Severe Multiple Handicapping Conditions.
Giangreco, Michael F.
The guide presents a non-technical approach to adapting battery-operated and electrical devices for persons with severe handicapping conditions. The material was developed through Project REACH (Reconstructive Equipment Adaptations for Children with Handicaps). Chapter 1 presents rationales for the use of adapted switches and devices, including such considerations as environmental control, motivation, and encouragement of motor, social, and cognitive development. The next four chapters portray through text and illustrations the following procedures: (1) assembling remote control switches, (2) mounting miniature remote control switches for use by persons with handicaps, (3) adapting battery-operated devices for use with remote control switches, and (4) building a switch interface relay. (CL)
Descriptors: Electromechanical Aids, Elementary Secondary Education, Multiple Disabilities, Sensory Aids, Severe Disabilities
National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials, 115 Old USDA Building, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Sponsor: Foundation for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
Authoring Institution: Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Ithaca, NY.
Note: Paper based on document was presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (63rd, Anaheim, CA, April 15-19, 1985).