ERIC Number: ED098776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Daily Living Skills: A Manual for Educating Visually Impaired Students.
Lieberman, Gail, Ed.
The manual contains rationales, general approaches, and specific procedures for educators and parents to use in teaching daily living skills to visually impaired students. Detailed suggestions are given with regard to learning objectives for blind or partially sighted children, age levels, and instructional adaptations for developing competency in the following areas: recreational skills (including such team and individual sports activities as basketball, bowling, golf, hiking, and swimming); practical skills (such as use of household items and outdoor tools, care of pets, room organization, food preparation, and knowledge of budget concepts); Self-care skills (such as clothing care, dressing, hygiene, eating and sewing); and social skills (involving written, oral, and silent communication, etiquette, and games). For example, suggestions given regarding modifications in teaching sports include using audible or brightly colored balls, using a sighted guide, and giving immediate feedback. Directions on clothing care focus on such specific topics as hanging clothes, polishing shoes, turning garments right side out, and folding a shirt. Books, materials, and sensory aids are listed, together with ordering information; and several sample evaluation forms (including social competency rating scales and an individual student profile for daily living skills) are provided. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield. Instructional Materials Center.