ERIC Number: ED261489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Aids for the Intellectually Handicapped: The Requirement and Some Ideas. Project 0338.
Goransson, Kerstin, Ed.; Hedman-Hellin, Lena, Ed.
The manual discusses the role of aids in helping intellectually handicapped persons function as independently as possible. An introductory chapter considers the notion of intellectual aids as tools that people use to facilitate their interaction with the environment. Interaction is further conceptualized in terms of a goal-directed will, awareness of available options, and ability to perform the action. Types of aids are then described for the following areas of functioning (sample sub-areas in parentheses): time (schedule planning, punctuality); public transport (bus routes, fares); leisure activities (leisure interests, music); money and personal finances (budgeting, financial transactions); shopping (business hours); meal preparation (planning, learning to cook); laundry (motivation, ironing, clothes storage); and problems in public places (public lavatories, coded locks). (CL)
Descriptors: Bus Transportation, Daily Living Skills, Equipment, Foreign Countries, Home Management, Leisure Time, Mental Retardation, Money Management, Public Facilities, Self Care Skills, Sensory Aids, Time
The Swedish Institute for the Handicapped, Box 303, S-161 26 Bromma, Sweden (single copy free; postage charge for more than one; order code: 5201).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Swedish Inst. for the Handicapped, Bromma.