ERIC Number: ED175205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
An Introduction to the Psychological and Educational Assessment of Blind and Partially Sighted Children.
Tobin, M. J.
Occasional Papers, v2 n11 p9-17
Designed for educational psychologists, the paper discusses the range of tests used for assessing visually handicapped children. Specific tests used in Britain for preschool children (including the Williams Intelligence Test for Children with Defective Vision and the Social Maturity Scale for Blind Pre-school Children) and for school aged children (including the Barraga Visual Efficiency Scale and the Look and Think Checklist) are analyzed. Problems with standardized intelligence tests and psychological measures are examined. Tests for assessing tactual reading skills and mathematics skills by visually handicapped children are recommended. Visual acuity and age of onset of visual impairment are explained to be important variables in assessment of the visually handicapped. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Birmingham Univ. (England). Research Centre for the Education of the Visually Handicapped.
Note: Published by the British Psychological Society, Division of Educational Child Psychology in "Occasional Papers"; Print may be faint on some pages due to variable quality of print in the original document