ERIC Number: ED102799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Visually Impaired Young People of Kansas and a Review of Educational Services.
Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.; Kansas State Dept. of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Topeka.
The report of a 1974 cooperative study focuses on current educational service delivery for 708 visually impaired (VI) Kansans (up to 21 years old). Provided is a summary of data from unified school districts (USDs), state services for the blind (SFB), and institutions on such topics as age, sex, geographic distribution, handicapping conditions, behavioral characteristics, academic achievement, self-care skills, and educational programs. Described are relevant legal provisions; the current extent of residential and home care, the rationale for residential care; and the roles of the USDs, the SFB, and three of the residential care institutions in providing service to VI individuals with 12 selected characteristics (such as handicapping condition and degree of dependence). Educational and training programs offered to VI home based and residential populations are also analyzed. Among the conclusions cited are that 37 percent of the preschool Ss have no program, that 19 percent have home programs, and that 18 percent have readiness programs. Attention is given to general recommendations in such areas as needs analysis and program development and to additional recommendations by a Vision Task Force Committee in such areas as individualized programs structured within a cascade system. Also included are a sample questionnaire, a brief discussion of the normalization principle and the cascade system, and detailed examples of cross tabulation data analyses. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.; Kansas State Dept. of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Topeka.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas