ERIC Number: ED393230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-5
Parent Guide to Computers and Software for the Young Child.
Ray, Jennifer; Timms, Judy
This booklet provides basic information about computers, assistive devices for computers, and computer software for young children with disabilities. Guidelines for assessing the child's readiness for computers are provided, as are tips on planning computer-related goals and incorporating computer use into the Individual Family Service Plan and the Individual Education Plan. Fundamentals of computer purchasing and use are then examined, including basic terminology, common misconceptions, and tips on buying used computers. A discussion of assistive technology follows, including descriptions of commercially available input and output devices, computer interfaces, and other computer-related devices. Tips on evaluating software are then presented, including freeware and shareware. Principles of computer and disk care and maintenance are provided, as are basic troubleshooting techniques. Appendices provide listings of newsletters, agencies, and organizations. (Contains 29 references.) (PB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Dept. of Human Resources, Raleigh. Div. of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services.; North Carolina State Dept. of Human Resources, Raleigh. Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
Authoring Institution: Carolina Computer Access Center, Charlotte, NC.