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ERIC Number: ED001887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 1
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THE VISUALLY HANDICAPPED CHILD IN SCHOOL.
FIELDS, HELEN W.
THE EMPHASIS UPON VISION RATHER THAN THE SAVING OF VISION HAS BROUGHT ABOUT A CHANGE IN DETERMINATION OF CLASS PLACEMENT. IN PUBLIC SCHOOL, CHILDREN WITH VISUAL LIMITATIONS ARE AIDED BY FOUR KINDS OF PROGRAMS--(1) RESOURCE CLASSES FOR CHILDREN WITH VISUAL LIMITATIONS, (2) BRAILLE RESOURCE CLASSES FOR CHILDREN WHOSE LOSS OF VISION WARRANTS BRAILLE INSTRUCTION, (3) ITINERANT TEACHING SERVICE WHEN PLACEMENT IN RESOURCE CLASSES IS NOT FEASIBLE, (4) SPECIAL CLASSES FOR FUNCTIONALLY BLIND RETARDED AND EMOTIONALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN WHO CANNOT BE CONTAINED ON THE BRAILLE RESOURCE CLASS PROGRAM. COMMUNICATION SKILLS INVOLVE READING AND WRITING BRAILLE AND TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE USE OF THE FINGERS AND THE ARM. ANOTHER SKILL IS LEARNING TO READ LARGE TYPE MATERIAL. A THIRD SKILL IS LEARNING HOW TO WRITE A SIGNATURE, DONE WITH HEAVY GUIDE LINES ON BOLD-LINE WRITING PAPER. THE LAST SKILL IS LEARNING HOW TO TYPEWRITE. AMONG THE SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICES SHOULD BE PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDY PROGRAMS, GUIDANCE PERSONNEL, A PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES PROGRAM, AND AGENCIES TO TRANSCRIBE AND DUPLICATE SELECTED BRAILLE BOOKS.
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Identifiers: New York (New York)