ERIC Number: ED172474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
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)
Descriptors: Auditory Training, Behavior Problems, Blindness, Daily Living Skills, Developmental Tasks, Guidelines, Language Acquisition, Motor Development, Multiple Disabilities, Resource Materials, Self Care Skills, Sensory Training, Teaching Guides, Visual Impairments, Visual Perception, Visually Handicapped Mobility
Publication Type: Guides - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Royal National Inst. for the Blind, London (England).