ERIC Number: ED286323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
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Bridging the Technological Gap.
Lazow, Robert; And Others
The aim of "Bridging the Technological Gap" (BTG), a federally funded demonstration project, is to use microcomputer technology in the rehabilitation of the psychiatrically disabled. Through the use of a custom designed microcomputer software package, clients receive remediation in areas of specific cognitive and behavioral deficits. The project will create software applications focusing on increasing flexibility, impulse control, attention and concentration, mastery competence, and problem solving ability. Additionally, the project will train clients in fields requiring microcomputer skills. A needs assessment which examined existing software used in rehabilitation and/or education and identified the cognitive/behavioral deficits within a psychiatrically disabled population is described. A description of the evaluation plan for the BTG program concludes the paper. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: In: Discovery '84: Technology for Disabled Persons. Conference Papers (Chicago, Illinois, October 1-3, 1984); see EC 200 494.