ERIC Number: ED054326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
The Development of a Syllabus for Instruction of Communicative Skills in a Rehabilitation Center for the Blind. Final Report.
Murphy, J. O.
The purpose of this demonstration project was to determine what syllabi existed for the instruction of communicative skills in a rehabilitation center for the blind, and to develop appropriate syllabi for these skills. A study of instruction in eight rehabilitation centers representing voluntary state and federally sponsored agencies revealed that a syllabus for the entire area of communicative skills did not exist. Some centers had excellent material and detailed plans of instruction in specific areas. All participating centers liberally contributed samples of instructional and evaluation materials. Syllabi for the following six areas of communicative skills instruction were developed: (1) braille usage (reading and writing), (2) reading by listening, (3) reading by use of residual vision, (4) typewriting, (5) oral communication, and (6) arithmetic and related computation skill. The syllabi were designed to help instructors evaluate the person seeking services, set realistic goals of achievement, and interpret goals in terms of functional rehabilitation performance. (Author/BC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Enterprises for the Blind, Inc., Little Rock.