ERIC Number: ED117920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment for the Educational Readiness of the Child with Visual Impairments: Three Workshops. Newton, Massachusetts, October 7-8, 1974; Chicago, Illinois, November 11-12, 1974; Atlanta, Georgia, December 9-10, 1974.
Spungin, Susan Jay
Described are the American Foundation for the Blind 2-day workshops for school psychologists which emphasized various techniques, adaptations, and specific information necessary for effective assessment and understanding of school-aged blind and visually handicapped children. The program and a list of participants for each of three workshops are provided. Workshop segments are noted to include presentations on the incidence and causes of blindness, potential problems, and techniques for assessment. A bibliography is given containing information on 55 publications on assessment and evaluation of the school-aged visually handicapped child. Appended are eight psychological reports (making up the major portion of the document) which include such information as the client's name; address; age; visual acuity; diagnosis; reason for referral; general appearance, attitude, and behavior; achievement on tests; summary and recommendations; and test scores. Also appended are tables of norms for tests used in counseling blind individuals, a list of test publishers and distributors, and a sentence completion test form for use with the visually handicapped. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Foundation for the Blind, New York, NY.