ERIC Number: ED303017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Computers and Electronic Technology into the Curriculum for Students with Multiple Handicaps.
Dunn, Nancy; And Others
The monograph is intended to offer educators a systematic approach to using electronic technology and computers with students having multiple handicaps. A model is presented which features a top down approach to curriculum with emphasis on developing age-appropriate functional skills useful in future environments. A training sequence based upon pupil ability to access electronic equipment and computers is outlined. The long term functional benefits of teaching students to use computers and electronic equipment is stressed. Processes are suggested for matching students to computer hardware and software. The chapter on communication and technology gives examples of training activities and use of various types of equipment. Another chapter focuses on integrating use of technology into the daily instructional routine. The last chapter illustrates use of technology with individual students with severe and profound handicaps. Also provided are an instructional progression and decision making flow chart, a computer evaluation form, software review and software inventory forms. A list of resources lists equipment and software (with addresses of sources) in the areas of: switch training and communication, software for concept and language development, learning tools, voice output, other output devices, switches and switch interfaces, and alternate keyboard and input devices. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA.
Note: A part of the Early Childhood/Special Education Program.