ERIC Number: ED031827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings of the Regional Institute on the Blind Child Who Functions on a Retarded Level (Villa Capri Motor Hotel, Austin, Texas, May 8-10, 1968).
American Foundation for the Blind, New York, NY.
Papers on visually handicapped and mentally retarded children presented are the following: the challenge of the problem; programming; developmental learning; psychotherapeutic learning; operant conditioning; design of institutional facilities; care and management in institutional settings, schools, and state homes; and definitions of medical terms used to diagnose blindness. Educational and psychological management, history of multihandicapped groups at schools for the blind, and deviation in cognition are considered. Also considered are a hospital improvement program and goals of various community and institutional services. (MS)
Descriptors: Blindness, Body Image, Building Design, Clinical Diagnosis, Community Services, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Exceptional Child Services, Facilities, Institutionalized Persons, Medical Case Histories, Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities, Operant Conditioning, Professional Personnel, Program Development, Self Care Skills, Teaching Methods, Therapeutic Environment, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Foundation for the Blind, New York, NY.