ERIC Number: ED418257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
The Utilization of Problem Solving for the Disabled.
Cardon, Phillip L.; Scott, Michael L.
The problem-solving process has contributed greatly to the field of technology education and can be used to assist persons with disabilities. One problem-solving design that can help in working with persons with disabilities is the "Engineering for Success" design. This model groups technology education students with teachers of special education so that both groups learn how to develop high quality products through the incorporation of knowledge from their respective fields and from the "Engineering for Success" design. In addition, this model assists occupational therapy students in learning the problem-solving skills they need to help people with temporary disabilities to recover from an injury or illness. Faculty and teaching associates at The Ohio State University have found the "Engineering for Success" design to be successful. (Contains 10 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Classroom Techniques, College Students, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Models, Occupational Therapy, Problem Solving, Rehabilitation, Special Education Teachers, Special Needs Students, Teaching Methods, Technology Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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