ERIC Number: ED223064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Learning Steps: A Handbook for Persons Working with Deaf-Blind Children in Residential Settings.
Southwestern Region Deaf-Blind Center, Sacramento, CA.
The handbook for persons working with deaf blind children in residential settings includes general suggestions, specific teaching activities, and an introduction to sign language. The book is based on the John Tracy Clinic Correspondence Learning Program for Parents of Preschool Deaf Blind Children. General suggestions are provided for topics such as setting goals and encouraging independence and for dealing with the child's sight, hearing, health, discipline, language, and play. A major portion of the document consists of specific activities and illustrations for teaching the following skills (sample subsections are in parentheses): body movement (walking, body awareness); eating (using utensils, setting the table); dressing (selecting clothes, tying shoes); toilet training (flushing the toilet, washing hands); personal hygiene (brushing teeth, washing hair); and play (playing Simon Says, following an obstacle course). Basic signs are introduced with each activity, and the final section of the document contains illustrations of the manual alphabet and more than 120 signs. (LS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Region Deaf-Blind Center, Sacramento, CA.
Note: For the Spanish version, see EC 150 319.