ERIC Number: ED195465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Teaching the Visually Impaired Child in the Regular Classroom. MAVIS Sourcebook 3.
Information in this pamphlet will enable regular classroom teachers to plan for accepting visually impaired children into their classes. It specifically reviews elements of the planning process, appropriate goals for the child, roles of the regular teacher and resource teacher, and special materials and classroom strategies. Opening chapters define legal blindness, describe requirements of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, and differentiate between general and specific goals for visually impaired children. Chapter three explains the different roles of the regular teacher, resource teacher, administrator, parents, and child in effectively implementing the special educational program. Chapter four summarizes availability of special equipment (braille writers, slate and stylus, optical aids, and long canes), special materials (braille readers and large print books), and support services (consultants and reader services). Chapter five gives specific suggestions for arranging the classroom and the visually impaired child's work area, and for orienting the new child to the classroom, hallways, cafeteria, bathrooms, and playground. Chapter six recommends strategies for successful grouping and peer relationships, written work, field trips, and use of audiovisual materials. It also gives tips on how to develop the child's organizational, communication, listening, and daily-living. (AV)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Children, Classroom Design, Educational Equipment, Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Itinerant Teachers, Mainstreaming, Media Selection, Parent Role, Peer Acceptance, Skill Development, Social Studies, Student Role, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Teaching Guides, Visual Impairments, Visually Handicapped Mobility
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., 855 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302 ($15.00 per set).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Project MAVIS
Note: For related documents, see SO 012 976-981.