ERIC Number: ED269912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-4
Reference Count: 0
Understanding Handicaps: A Program Designed to Sensitize Elementary Students toward People with Handicaps.
Chase, Mary Ann; And Others
The program described is designed to sensitize elementary students to the needs of persons with handicaps. The program includes six 45-minute teaching units presented to fourth and fifth graders by staff members who have daily contact with special needs students. Presentations include an introductory puppet show using almost life-sized replicas of children with handicaps to convey specific information about each handicap. The next three units address learning disabilities, physical handicaps, deafness, and mental retardation. Each section describes the sequence of activities and areas of emphases. Analysis of pre- and post-test attitude measures is summarized. The paper concludes with a discussion of the teacher's role in the program. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the Massachusetts Federation Council for Exceptional Children (November 4, 1983).