ERIC Number: ED235626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Deaf/Blind Students--They Can't What?
Goodwin, Dawn Krali; And Others
The paper recounts the progress of a deaf blind boy in an interdisciplinary program featuring coordination, consistency, and commitment. Three staff members--a teacher of the hearing impaired, a vision consultant, and a paraprofessional--describe their role in educating the student. Aspects covered include the development of a specially adapted speech and language curriculum; use of braille as another means of communication; a math curriculum touching on time and money concepts and counting; orientation and mobility instruction and overall physical development; a daily living skill curriculum centered on eating and food preparation; vocational tasks such as assembly and simple contract work; and social skills focusing on compliance with behavioral demands and increasing independence. The importance of staff cooperation is emphasized. A partial list of commercial and everyday materials for use in a curriculum for a deaf/blind student concludes the document. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (61st, Detroit, MI, April 4-8, 1983).