ERIC Number: ED262506
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Being at Ease with Handicapped Children. 1984 Digest.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
The digest focuses on being comfortable around handicapped children and offers suggestions for classroom teachers working with mainstreamed handicapped students. The importance of treating the child as normally as possible is emphasized. Questions of pity are dealt with. Teachers are urged to handle children's frustrations and accomplishments in normal ways; i.e., to provide realistic praise and reinforcement appropriate to the achievement. The question of providing too much help in some instances is raised. Complicating effects of speech and language problems are noted, as are special accommodations for children with specific disabilities (visual impairments, hearing impairments/deafness, mental retardation, and orthopedic impairments). A list of resources available from The Council for Exceptional Children concludes the digest. (CL)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Mainstreaming, Normalization (Handicapped), Teacher Role
ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 (one free copy).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.