ERIC Number: ED276236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Strategies to Promote Integration and Acceptance of Students with Disabilities among Their Non-Disabled Peers, Using Microcomputers.
Dutton, Donna H.
The paper describes three strategies featuring a microcomputer to promote the integration and acceptance of students with disabilities among their nondisabled peers. The first strategy is a cross-age tutoring program in which disabled, learning disabled, emotionally disabled, or mildly retarded students demonstrate computer use to nondisabled kindergarteners. Positive outcomes are noted for the special class students as well as for the kindergarten students. The second strategy involves an integrated primary class working in pairs on a simple data base management program. Positive interactions are reported. In the final strategy, a seventh grader with cerebral palsy using a word processor as a prosthesis was able to participate in a mainstreamed English class. Decreased isolation of the disabled student resulted as did a more realistic view of individuals with cerebral palsy. Software information is appended. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Murphy, Harry J., Ed.; Dunnigan, J. A., Ed. Computer Technology and Persons with Disabilities: Proceedings of the Conference (Northridge, California, October 17-19, 1985); see EC 191 351.