ERIC Number: ED327998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Technological Adaptations To Increase Independence. Instructor's Guide.
This manual is designed to help instructors implement a caregivers' course covering the use of technological adaptations to increase independence of individuals with severe disabilities. The course includes 12 sections in 8 hours of instruction. Notes on implementation and content of each section are provided, as are sheets for overhead projection, worksheets, and handouts. The sections include: an introduction to the course; a videotape describing relevant technology; a lecture on values and philosophy behind assistive technology; a group activity on assessment of individual needs; a small-group activity on seating and positioning; a discussion of mobility; a halftime summary; introduction to the second half; a lecture, demonstration and small-group activity on environmental controls; a videotape, demonstration, and discussion of adaptive devices; a lecture/demonstration of computer use techniques; and a course summary. A glossary and list of 14 references are included. (PB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Minnesota Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.