ERIC Number: ED420563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Kids Explore the Gifts of Children with Special Needs. Westridge Young Writers Workshops.
Jefferson County School District R-1, Denver, CO.
This book was written by 245 students in grades 3-8 in a writing program at Westridge Elementary School (Littleton, Colorado). The book is for anyone who wants to learn about children of special needs in the United States. The book tells the story of ten young people and the challenges faced by their physical or mental condition. Chapter 1 introduces Shawn Lewis who lives with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Chapter 2 explores the life of Mikelle Learned who has cerebral palsy. Chapter 3 discusses the life of Nathan Moutray and his experiences with dyslexia. Chapter 4 describes the condition of brittle bone disease through the life of Lisa Ferrerio. Chapter 5 examines Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) through the life of Lance Petrillo . Chapter 6 presents David Billars living with Down Syndrome. Chapter 7 describes the life of hemophiliac Kelly Young. Chapter 8 details Gena Perry living with a hearing impairment. Chapter 9 introduces Joe Kovach living with blindness. Amy Allen describes dwarfism in chapter 10. The book contains numerous illustrations and photographs and concludes with a list of student and teacher participants and an index. (EH)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Biographies, Childrens Literature, Congenital Impairments, Cultural Activities, Cultural Education, Disabilities, Elementary Education, Exceptional Child Research, Hearing Impairments, Language Impairments, Learning Disabilities, Mild Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, Special Health Problems, Speech Impairments, Student Developed Materials, Student Publications, Visual Impairments
John Muir Publications, P.O. Box 613, Santa Fe, NM 87504, telephone: 505-982-4078 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Jefferson County School District R-1, Denver, CO.