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ERIC Number: EJ842013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Making the Case for Mobility: Enhancing Overall Developmental Skills of Students with Physical Impairments
Baldwin, Joni L.; Euteneur, Stacy; Anderson, Kevin
Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, v23 n1 p33-41 Fall 2004
Children learn through movement and interactions with their environment and/or with others. For children who have physical limitations, this natural developmental process is affected. The use of assistive technology to enhance movement, communication, play and learning allows the child with physical impairments to learn in a more independent manner through exploration, involvement, and interactions with others. The authors observed heightened interaction and activity levels, as well as improvements in autonomy, communication, and cognitive skills in children with mobility impairment in a camp experience in which an array of assistive technology was available. (Contains 2 photos.)
Division for Physical and Health Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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