ERIC Number: ED290265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Social Skills Development and Microcomputer Use for Handicapped Adolescents.
Hegwer, Marie; And Others
An 8-week observational study of the behavior, on and off the computer, of a class of seriously emotionally disturbed adolescents was performed. In addition, an in-depth case study of a single student revealed that the student was able to maintain the most on-task behavior when paired with another student on a computer activity. Analysis of the target student's social behavior suggested three issues to consider when using the microcomputer to develop social interaction skills: (1) physical/environmental factors; (2) self-concerns, such as knowledge, behavior, and growth and development; and (3) interaction issues. Three appendixes include information on software and books useful for developing social skills. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Murphy, Harry J., Ed.; Computer Technology/Special Education/Rehabilitation: Proceedings of the Conference (Northridge, CA, October 16-18, 1986); see EC 201 720.