ERIC Number: ED189735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Informal Assessment of Developmental Skills for Visually Handicapped Students. AFB Practice Report.
Swallow, Rose-Marie, Ed.; And Others
The booklet presents a compilation of informal checklists and inventories to help in assessing the developmental skills of visually handicapped students from birth through senior high school. Part 1, "Informal Assessment of School Age Visually Handicapped Students," covers the following areas: visual functioning; unique academic needs (such as tactile perception, braille, and typing skills); orientation and mobility (including gross motor assessment, spatial reasoning, and body image screening); vocational skills; and a behavior rating scale. Among the areas covered in Part 2, "Informal Assessment of Developmental Skills for Younger Functioning Visually Handicapped and Multihandicapped Children," are self help (including feeding, dressing, grooming, and toileting); psychomotor; social-emotional; language (including tactile communication, gesturing, fingerspelling, pictorial communication, written communication, imitation, and spontaneous nonverbal); and cognition and the sensorimotor period (including object permanence, causality, and development of Piagetian schemas). (Author/DLS)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Check Lists, Child Development, Cognitive Development, Communication Skills, Evaluation Methods, Informal Assessment, Interpersonal Competence, Measures (Individuals), Perception, Psychomotor Skills, Rating Scales, Self Care Skills, Skills, Student Evaluation, Visual Impairments, Visually Handicapped Mobility
American Foundation for the Blind, 15 W. 16th St., New York, NY 10011 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Foundation for the Blind, New York, NY.