ERIC Number: ED218824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
John Tracy Clinic Correspondence Learning Program for Parents of Preschool Deaf-Blind Children.
Thielman, Virginia B.; And Others
Intended for parents of deaf blind preschoolers, the document contains a correspondence learning program which offers guidelines on stimulating the child's development. An introductory section gives preliminary instructions, an introduction to sign language, and a list of resources for deaf blind children. Twelve lessons follow with information on: the parent's role in teaching the child, visual problems, hearing, discipline, play, language and communication, creative activities, listening, community services, independence, a self test and review, and the child's future. The bulk of the document is made up of sequenced learning steps covering communication (sign language, sensory training, written language, music and rhythm); gross motor development; fine motor development; eating; sleeping; toilet training; dressing and undressing; and personal hygiene. Charts, illustrations, learning activities, and games are provided throughout the text. (SB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Communication Skills, Correspondence Study, Daily Living Skills, Deaf Blind, Educational Games, Home Instruction, Language Acquisition, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Motor Development, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Preschool Education, Self Care Skills, Sensory Training, Sign Language, Stimulation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Region Deaf-Blind Center, Sacramento, CA.; John Tracy Clinic, Los Angeles, CA.
Note: For a Spanish translation of this document, see EC 142 777.