Basic Computer Training:
Computers can be used with children with mental disability. It can be used for improving the given areas:
I. SELF-HELP SKILLS:
By showing each step on the computer using computer CDs, they can learn to copy the skill e.g. brushing of teeth, bathing, wearing a dress and social skills.
II. MOTOR SKILLS:
By using the educational softwares, we can develop the control of fine motor movements (using the mouse).
III. CONCEPT OF COMPUTATION
- By giving the educational programmes on CDs, the child can learn the concepts of colour, shape, size, number and alphabets (using multimedia).
- Computer can also be used as a vocation with persons with mild disability. They can be trained to operate MS Word and make greeting cards.
- Computers can be used as a medium for communication with these children. They can be taught to use how to chat using any messenger. These children are not able to communicate while they face each other, but through computer they can communicate easily.