Using Multimedia To Teach Personal Safety to Children with Severe Learning DifficultiesBy Lee, Deborah; McGee, Anna; Ungar, Simon; British Journal of Special Education, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 65-70
Publication Date: June 2001
Paper presents a review of the use of computer technology as a medium to teach personal safety skills to young people with severe learning difficulties. Researchers from the Psychology Department of Glasgow Caledonian University present two main areas that they considered when designing teaching materials for these students. Young people with severe learning difficulties may not understand the appropriate language for sexual issues. Materials based on the ability to speak, listen, read or write will not produce a deep level of understanding about the topic. Also, young people in this population may find acting out a situation via role play difficult. The authors describe their use of computer technology as a possible solution to these areas, and focus on the personal experiences of educators following this unique use of multimedia.
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