ERIC Number: ED059553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
A Plan for Itinerant Educational Consultant Services for Preschool Visually Handicapped Children.
Allegheny County Schools, Pittsburgh, PA.
A demonstration project was conducted involving itinerant educational consultant services for preschool visually handicapped children with the objective of preventing social and sensory deprivation and of developing personal independence. Channels were established for referral of applicable visually handicapped preschool children to the program. Selected preschools for children other than visually handicapped children agreed to admit visually handicapped children and received supportive services to handle the visually handicapped child. Where needed, an itinerant teacher visited the homes of preschool visually handicapped children. For each of the 28 children involved in the study, the birthdate, diagnosis, vision, referral, and services rendered were reported. The Social Maturity Scale for Blind Preschool Children (Maxfield and Buchholz, 1957) was the standardized evaluation tool used in many cases. Although success was thought to be intuitively apparent in various cases, the complexity of the children's problems precluded definitive measurements of progress in all cases. Appended were four reports by an instructional aide, two mobility students, and a nursery school teacher of their experiences in working with the preschool visually handicapped children. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Allegheny County Schools, Pittsburgh, PA.