ERIC Number: ED249675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Communication Difficulties and Visually Handicapped People.
The paper reviews research on the development of communication in visually and mentally handicapped persons. Communication difficulties are traced from the preverbal stage, through imitation and turn-taking, visual co-orientation and objects, and the effects of visual loss on early development. The added impact on a mentally handicapped person of a visual handicap is assessed. The importance of features in the physical environment (such as sound sources and echoes) for communication development are noted. Additional behavior problems of persons with visual and mental handicaps are described; these include self-injury and stereotyped behavior. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Communication Problems of the Mentally Handicapped. Occasional Paper No. 28; see EC 170 469.