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ERIC Number: EJ769316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
CNC Technology Brings out Hidden Talents in Disabled Children
Lintz, Jeff
Tech Directions, v64 n4 p19-21 Nov 2004
In this article, the author shares his experience teaching production technology to special education students at Hialeah Middle School in Miami-Dade County, Florida. He has had many students who clearly had talent in graphics and design that went unrealized because of their physical disabilities. He has seen students with an enormous amount of creativity get frustrated and withdraw because they could not physically build what their minds could conceive. This situation has taken a major turn for the better as their school has equipped itself with inexpensive, accurate computerized numerical control (CNC) equipment. This equipment makes it possible for students to define their ideas on the computer, using special interface equipments, and then watch their designs be built before their eyes. CNC technology has the potential to make a difference in the lives of thousands of handicapped kids by allowing them to overcome their disability, energizing them with a passion for learning and a sense of accomplishment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida