We Have Something to Say: Children, Computers, and Special Education.
This video reviews the ways computers can enable or enhance the learning of students with special needs. Power pads, sensitive switches, expanded keyboards, voice synthesizers and Braille printers are shown in use by students of all ages (17 months to college) with such learning challenges as visual impairments, attention deficits and cerebral palsy. An enthusiastic teacher describes the important role played by the computer in her early childhood curriculum, helping children with their fine motor skills, letter recognition, number concepts and skills in following directions. Computer-based instruction is mixed with traditional instruction and adapted to group lessons or independent work. Preservice special education and classroom teachers, early childhood educators and parents of children with special needs can gain a quick and helpful introduction to the advances in computer hardware and programs that assist learning for the challenged student.
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|Author:||Stanford, Beverly Hardcastle|
|Article Type:||Video Recording Review|
|Date:||Mar 22, 1993|
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