ERIC Number: ED276239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Integrating Computer Technology with Severely Handicapped and Learning Handicapped Students.
Kleitman, Richard; And Others
The paper describes and evaluates the use of computer instruction with three student populations: severely handicapped, severely emotionally handicapped, and learning handicapped. In the first instance, instruction was aimed at helping severely handicapped students operate software as independently as possible. Important steps in the instructional process are noted, including the use of practice "on line" time and teacher supervision. Teacher inservice time is needed to master the operations. Instruction of learning and emotionally handicapped students used language arts software and focused on teaching students to use the features of the Bank Street word processor. Among benefits noted are increased creativity and improved quality of writing. A list of skills, strategies, and software options to instruct students in basic computer operation concludes the paper. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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.