ERIC Number: ED264698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Sources of Self-Esteem and the Adjusting Process.
Tuttle, Dean W.
The paper examines the impact of a visual disorder on the emerging self. Sources of self-esteem are considered in the developmental process. The implications of a competence model in regard to the experiences of visually impaired persons are noted. Problems to be resolved include developing coping skills and adaptive behaviors, maintaining self-esteem in the face of predominantly negative reactions from others, maintaining control and making decisions. A discussion of the adjusting process is followed by suggestions of appropriate counseling theories and techniques for teacher-counsellors. Typical stages in a person's reaction to visual impairment are reviewed, and ideas for dealing with each are offered. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Sykanda, A.M., Ed.; And Others. Insight in Sight: Proceedings of the Conference on the Visually Impaired Child (5th, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 18-20, 1984). For proceedings, see ED 260 566.