ERIC Number: ED094526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May-24
Reference Count: N/A
A Classroom Program.
Zimmerman, Ruth E.
Operations at the Boston Center for Blind Children's day preschool for visually-impaired, multihandicapped children (3- to 8-years-old) are described. The following stages of evaluation and planning are identified: development of a treatment plan based on performance in the developmental areas of self-help, language, motor skills, socialization, and orientation and mobility; weekly review of the child's treatment plan of activites; team reevaluation meeting every 16 weeks in which consultants and all staff working with the child discuss his preschool progress. Staff roles are discussed for the head teacher, assistant teachers (one head teacher and two assistants for every six children), student teachers, and parents. It is noted that the day preschool classroom resembles most classrooms for normal preschoolers and that standard toys and equipment are used, although an emphsis is placed on toys that encourage fine motor and manipulative skills, on sound producing toys, and on toys that have interesting shapes and textures. Appendixes, which comprise approximately half of the document, include a sample list of educational goals; the educational evaluation procedure of the day preschool (methods and objectives are specified); the preschool schedule; and lists of toys, records, books, and pamphlets. (GW)
Descriptors: Blindness, Books, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, Exceptional Child Education, Instructional Materials, Multiple Disabilities, Preschool Evaluation, Program Descriptions, Records (Forms), Teacher Role, Toys, Visual Impairments, Young Children
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boston Center for Blind Children, MA.