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ERIC Number: ED071253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 89
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The Team Approach in Diagnosing and Educating the Visually Impaired Pupil.
McCoy, George F.
Information presented is intended to give each member of the interdisciplinary team (physician, optometrist, social worker, psychologist, teacher) a working knowledge of what each is able to do for a visually handicapped child. Discussion of medical considerations of visual impairment covers anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the eye, and medical evaluation and treatment techniques. Measurement of vision is reviewed in terms of mechanics of vision, definitions of visual impairment and measurement terms, and vision screening. Examination of casework services for the visually handicapped child includes working with parents, services with children, caseworker/teacher relationship, and coordination functions of the caseworker. Psychological evaluation principles and techniques as related to the visually handicapped child are explained. Finally, educating the child is described (objectives, facilities, classroom activities, securing parental support). The role of each specialist is related to the work of the interdisciplinary team. (KW)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield.