ERIC Number: ED261502
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Comprehensive Plan for Delivery of Educational and Related Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Children.
Mann, James W., Ed.
The report presents Mississippi's plan for delivering education and related services to blind and visually handicapped students. An introduction reviews the development of the report based on the work of five task forces. The task forces' reports focus on the following topics and include recommendations for state action (sample subtopics in parentheses): (1) search, evaluation, and placement (identification and assessment, visual acuity screening, aids and appliances); (2) educational services for preschool through high school (multiply handicapped visually impaired children, Mississippi School for the Blind); (3) postsecondary programs (survey results); (4) professional preparation (teacher training, orientation and mobility instructor training, problems in teacher availability/preparation, specific manpower needs in the professional fields); and (5) community services (housing, leisure activities, orientation and mobility, transportation, advocacy/legal concerns). An epilogue suggests the need for new legislation and for changed regulations and policy to implement some of the recommendations. (CL)
Descriptors: Blindness, Community Programs, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicap Identification, Housing, Leisure Time, Postsecondary Education, Professional Education, Recreation, Screening Tests, State Programs, State Standards, Teacher Education, Teacher Supply and Demand, Transportation, Vision Tests, Visual Acuity, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mississippi Governor's Office of Federal-State Programs, Jackson.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Univ., University.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi