ERIC Number: ED244111
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Training Guide for Teachers of Visually Impaired Adults.
This guide presents, in syllabus form, an outline training program for rehabilitation teachers, supervisors, and related staff to provide educational information and experience-oriented training in innovative techniques of teaching legally blind adults. It begins with a checklist of points to remember in teaching blind and visually impaired adults and a list of criteria to be considered for assessment of individual needs. Outlines are provided for seven topics in three main training areas: communications (braille reading readiness, braille reading, and writing), home management (nutrition and meal preparation, home care, and furnishings), and personal management (personal care and grooming, clothing and wardrobe planning, money management). This information is presented for each topic: objectives, identification of the problem, outline of instruction, equipment needed, techniques, and performance criteria. An appendix contains a list of materials in the training kit provided to each workshop participant, a listing of types of local resources that may be used for further information and assistance in areas of home and personal management, a list of Pennsylvania and national resource agencies, and a list of additional resources and references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Behavioral Objectives, Blindness, Braille, Clothing, Coping, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Guides, Home Management, Homemaking Skills, Hygiene, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Lesson Plans, Money Management, Nutrition, Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Programs, Staff Development, Teacher Workshops, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Welfare, Harrisburg.