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ERIC Number: ED013510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Dec
Pages: 149
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE WEST COAST REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON RESEARCH RELATED TO BLIND AND SEVERELY VISUALLY IMPAIRED CHILDREN (SAN FRANCISCO, MARCH 8-10, 1965).
CLARK, LESLIE L.; AND OTHERS
THESE PROCEEDINGS WERE PREPARED FROM THE WEST COAST REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON RESEARCH RELATED TO BLIND AND SEVERELY VISUALLY IMPAIRED CHILDREN HELD MARCH 8-10, 1965. SURVEY RESULTS WERE PRESENTED WHICH INDICATED THE NUMBER OF BLIND, SEVERELY VISUALLY IMPAIRED, AND MULTIPLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN IN CALIFORNIA AND THE INCIDENCE OF BLINDNESS IN CHILDREN IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA. INFORMATION WAS OFFERED ON RESEARCH TECHNIQUES TO UNCOVER THE "HIDDEN" BLIND POPULATION FOR INCLUSION IN SURVEYS. VARIOUS CAUSES AND TREATMENTS OF BLINDNESS IN CHILDREN AND TWO REPORT FORMS USED FOR CHILDREN'S EYE EXAMINATIONS ARE PRESENTED. THE FOLLOWING AREAS ARE EXAMPLES OF CURRENT RESEARCH EMPHASIS--(1) UPDATING BRAILLE READING INSTRUCTION, (2) DEVELOPING AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR MULTIPLY HANDICAPPED BLIND CHILDREN, (3) MODIFYING AND EVALUATING THE OHWAKI-KOHS BLOCK DESIGN INTELLIGENCE TEST FOR THE BLIND, (4) DEVELOPING A DIRECT TRANSLATION DEVICE TO ALLOW THE BLIND ACCESS TO PRINTED MATERIAL, (5) MEASURING HUMAN SONAR ABILITIES, (6) DEVELOPING A STATE WIDE FRAMEWORK OF ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY INSTRUCTION FOR BLIND STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AND (6) VARIOUS MOBILITY PROJECTS IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA. SPECIFIC AREAS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH ARE ALSO SUGGESTED. REFERENCES ARE LISTED. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: American Foundation for the Blind, New York, NY.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Los Angeles); Ohwaki Kohs Tactile Block Design Intelligence Test; San Francisco State College CA