ERIC Number: ED267551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Advice and Hints in Training the Mentally Handicapped to Drive Electric Wheelchairs.
The booklet is intended to help train people with mild mental retardation to drive electric wheelchairs. The systematic training incorporates features of adequate time, stress upon generalization, and a relaxed and secure environment. Lessons are presented on the following skill areas: preparation, starting and stopping, driving straight ahead, turning, turning around, negotiating obstacles, marking tracks, reversing, giving way, critical situations, driving surfaces, speeds, driving over obstacles, choosing the route, slopes, being observant, public roads, games, wheelchair maintenance, and breakdowns. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Swedish Inst. for the Handicapped, Bromma.