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ERIC Number: ED172474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Teachers and Parents of Visually Handicapped Children with Additional Handicaps.
Eustis, E. M.; Tierney B.
Intended for parents and teachers of blind, multihandicapped children in special schools; the booklet outlines practical suggestions for teaching children with varying degrees of handicap. Sections cover the following areas (subtopics in parentheses): visual handicap (degrees of blindness); motor development and mobility (suggestions for development of head control, sitting, further motor development, and play); sense of smell; use of hands (suggestions for encouraging purposeful use of hands, dropping, tactile scanning, throwing, opening and closing lids, and hand muscle tone and fine finger use); the development of visual ability and interpretation from infancy to 2 years; visual efficiency training (visual attention, fixation, tracking, convergence training, accommodation, eye contact, hand/eye coordination, scanning, and eye/foot, eye/body coordination); auditory training (interpretation of sounds, rhythm, and orientation); language and speech (suggestions to encourage an interest in making sounds); play; toilet training (suggestions for planning and establishing a toilet training routine); feeding (general hints and hints for feeding children with feeding problems); drinking; self help skills (dressing); behavior difficulties (head banging, screaming, the child who doesn't want to be handled, hyperkinetic children, "remote" children, obsessions, and discipline); instructional objectives; and education. (SBH)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Royal National Inst. for the Blind, London (England).