ERIC Number: ED209814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Project ForSight: Early Education Program for Multihandicapped Visually Impaired Children. Replication Manual.
Robinson, Lee W.
The manual provides an overview of Project ForSight, a program to assist parents in teaching their preschool multihandicapped, visually impaired children at home. Chapter 1 presents background information and describes procedures for locating, screening, assessing, and programing the children it serves. Also offered are procedures for replicating the program. Chapter 2 reviews the Project's philosophy of homebased early intervention programs, including strategies for determining an appropriate setting for a program, selecting staff, and developing a framework. Emphasis is placed on the importance of parental involvement with the handicapped child and his educational program. Chapter 3 expands upon the philosophy of how he/she views the role of the professional who works with parents in the home. Appendixes contain instructions for using the Vision-Up Curriculum (which is the basis for assessing and programing children served by the project); instructions for using the Parent Needs Inventory (developed to assess the needs and concerns of parents); a listing of books, articles, and audiovisuals that the project considers useful in working with parents of multihandicapped visually impaired children; and sample forms. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas School for the Blind, Austin.