ERIC Number: ED341183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Visually Impaired. A Resource Manual for the Development and Evaluation of Special Programs for Exceptional Students. Volume II-A.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students.
This resource manual provides guidelines for development, management, and evaluation of Florida school district programs for students with visual impairments. In each section rules are presented first and are in script type. General rules are followed by rules specific to programs for the visually impaired. Following the rules, recommended best practices and procedures are discussed. Section 1 covers student eligibility procedures including: definitions, eligibility criteria, screening, referral, student evaluation, determining eligibility, the Individualized Education Plan, placement, re-evaluation, and dismissal. Section 2 presents required and recommended instructional procedures including: program objectives, program organization, instructional programs and curriculum, prekindergarten services, evaluation of student performance, and program evaluation. Section 3 covers personnel and facilities, certification requirements, teacher responsibilities, inservice education, facility guidelines, and specialized equipment and materials. Extensive appendices include information on vision screening training and procedures, assessments developed or adapted for the visually impaired, determination of mode of reading for learners with visual impairments, testing modifications, functional vision observation, low vision evaluations, special Florida schools and programs, and the text of the Florida legislation on programs for visually impaired students. Includes 10 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Blindness, Curriculum, Educational Legislation, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Individualized Education Programs, Partial Vision, Preschool Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Referral, State Legislation, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Teacher Certification, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students.