ERIC Number: ED264704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
I Can Do It with Exposure, Experience, Expectation and Enjoyment!
The experiences of a home counselor for a blind infant intervention program are summarized. Discussed is the role of four areas in successful programming: (1) exposure, or the need for hands-on experience with the world to understand cause/effect and promote imagination; (2) experience of things in such a way as to provide realistic associations and a foundation for visualization; (3) expectations, which mitigate against learned helplessness; and (4) enjoyment, which provides motivation for self-initiation. The paper concludes by listing a series of additional aspects necessary for blind children's independence: essentials, efficiency, energy/exhuastion, explanations, esteem, extra-curricular interests, encouragement, excuses, and evaluation. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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.