ERIC Number: ED263697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
A Computer-Based Curriculum for Head-Injured Students, Intended for Implementation in the Massachusetts Public Schools.
The report discusses a program incorporating cognitive therapy with microcomputer technology for head injured students. The goals of cognitive rehabilitation are introduced, the nature and extent of the head injury problem analyzed, and social, emotional, and educational considerations of adolescent head injury illustrated through a case study. The relationship of the computer to cognitive therapy is examined, and advantages of computer applications stressed. The program at a special school for handicapped students is reviewed, its computer components described, and the program's four sectors considered: stress management, retraining of lower level thinking skills, instruction in higher level conceptual skills, and peer support. Software examples used for each component are detailed, and sources of software are discussed (in-house, public domain, commercial). Additional information is provided on peripherals and "typical" sessions. Following case history data, the report examines implementation of such a program within the public schools. A list of software sources and an annotated bibliography conclude the document. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts