ERIC Number: ED182890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings: Educators of the Deaf, Educators of the Blind, and Educators of the Deaf-Blind (San Diego, California, November 19-21, 1975).
Blea, William A.
The document presents five papers from a conference involving educators of deaf, blind, and deaf blind children. In "Challenge--Educating Deaf-Blind Children," F. Roberts discusses common societal concepts regarding the deaf blind, the teacher's role in dealing with these children, and the developmental approach to educational planning for the deaf blind. A second paper, "Education of the Child with a Vision Problem" by M. Leslie, defines degrees of blindness, reviews aids for the visually handicapped, and considers orientation and mobility for the blind. "Educating the Hearing Impaired: Guidelines for Teachers of the Visually Handicapped" (P. Simmons) deals with deafness in terms of etiology, language and communication development, current educational trends, and identifying behaviors. A brief history of deaf education is outlined in "The Multihandicapped Hearing-Impaired Child--Where He Has Been and Where He Is Now" (E. Shroyer); and a final paper, "The Blind Multihandicapped Child" (A. Galloway), offers suggestions for educators which include having a good background in motor development. (SBH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Region Deaf-Blind Center, Sacramento, CA.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.