ERIC Number: ED025054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Services for Children with Eye Problems. A Guide for Public Health Personnel.
American Public Health Association, Inc., New York, NY. Program Area Committee on Child Health.; National Society for the Prevention of Blindness, New York, NY.
One of a series dealing with community services for handicapped children, this guide for public health personnel gives problems common to all types of handicapping conditions, a general philosophy of community services, and an outline of guiding principles on which to base a community program. The topics covered are concepts, facts, causes, and prevention of eye defects and visual problems, including discussions of the numbers of eye-handicapped children and the availability of services needed; case finding, the locating of children in infancy, preschool, and school age groups, and vision screening and testing programs; and diagnosis and planning for care including such appraisals as psychosocial and educational evaluations. The following are also considered: treatment; guidance and education; special services and facilities, including practices in operating services for special education; the organization of community resources, including the integrating and coordinating of community services; research; and program evaluation. Two appendixes give vocabulary terms related to the eye and lists of national and state organizations for the visually handicapped. (IM)
Descriptors: Blindness, Clinical Diagnosis, Community Cooperation, Community Programs, Community Services, Educational Planning, Exceptional Child Services, Identification, Incidence, Partial Vision, Prevention, Professional Services, Program Evaluation, Tests, Vision Tests, Visual Impairments
The American Public Health Association, Inc., 1740 Broadway, New York, New York 10019.
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Sponsor: National Center for Chronic Disease Control (DHEW/PHS), Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: American Public Health Association, Inc., New York, NY. Program Area Committee on Child Health.; National Society for the Prevention of Blindness, New York, NY.