ERIC Number: ED032699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Demonstration Project on Developing Independence in Preschool Visually Handicapped Children.
Allegheny County Schools, Pittsburgh, PA.
Seven preschool blind children participated in a 6-week program for developing independence in these areas: movement in space, self help skills, effective use of residual vision, socialization, and body image. Children were provided with a variety of activities, were encouraged to do things for themselves, and were accompanied by an aide who helped them express themselves and who assisted in carrying out the teachers' programs. Parent education meetings were held, and caseworkers provided counseling. Case studies of the children indicate improvements in self help and other skills; each child was evaluated on three scales for blind children which indicated an increased number of items able to be completed for most of the children. Reports of professional visitors were favorable. Information on the staff, cost of the program, and dissemination is provided; the three evaluation scales, as well as behavioral observations, are included. (RJ)
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Body Image, Case Studies, Exceptional Child Research, Individual Instruction, Parent Education, Preschool Education, Professional Personnel, Program Costs, Screening Tests, Self Care Skills, Socialization, Space Orientation, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Allegheny County Schools, Pittsburgh, PA.