ERIC Number: ED074647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Improving Visual Skills; A Guide for Teachers of the Handicapped.
Eden, Kathleen; And Others
Presented are suggestions and 330 lesson plans for the improvement of visual skills of 3-to-7-year-old perceptually handicapped children. Suggestions for the reading program include large screen presentation and use of the Language Master. Possible designs for a classroom learning center for independent learning tasks are suggested. Seven areas of visual abilities are defined with most of the book being given to lessons in remediation in each of the areas. The lessons are organized into instructional objective, materials (when needed), and activity. Lessons are given for the readiness, academic, and advanced levels of difficulty. Examples of the activities included are pouring, shoe tying, braiding, matching tasks, using Morse Code, imitating a sequence of motor activities, recognizing state shapes, completing shapes, and identifying incongruities in pictures. Following are the seven areas with the number of lessons given in parenthesis: visual motor (113), visual reception (37), visual discrimination (29), visual memory (48), visual sequential memory (49), visual closure (30), and visual association (24). The final chapter lists about 66 publishing companies including addresses, types of materials published and prices, if known. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Special Education Curriculum Development Center.