ERIC Number: ED258802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Addressing Orthopedic Handicaps in the Science Classroom.
Stefanich, Greg P.; And Others
This paper examines various topics and issues related to the teaching of science to orthopedically handicapped students. It includes: (1) brief descriptions of programs and materials for orthopedically handicapped students in elementary ("Elementary Science Study" and "Science A Process Approach II"), middle ("Science Activities for the Visually Impaired and Science Education for Learners with Physical Handicaps--SAVI/SELPH"), and secondary schools; (2) some general considerations of orthopedically handicapped students, guidelines for working with these students, and an illustration of how a life function impairment assessment could be used to develop appropriate mitigative strategies for a particular student; (3) case studies of individuals who have successfully overcome the physical and/or attitudinal barriers of their handicap; (4) a discussion of safety concerns, considering the duties of the teacher and the meaning of the phrase "reasonable and prudent judgment"; (5) information about career education programs for orthopedically handicapped students; and (6) a discussion of computer assisted instruction for handicapped students. A list of software (with title, grade level(s), source, and description) suitable for these students is included. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: For related documents, see SE 045 796-799.