ERIC Number: ED296516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Vision. Resource Guide 1987. [Revised.]
Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
This resource guide assists teachers in offering optimum educational opportunities to visually impaired students. Introductory material describes the range of visual impairments and the cooperative process recommended for the planning and implementation of students' education programs. Answers are provided to some common concerns of teachers with visually impaired students in their classrooms. Curriculum suggestions are offered for specific courses in the Primary, Junior, and Senior Divisions, followed by a section on the educational programming needs of the multihandicapped visually impaired. Three skills essential for the visually handicapped individual are addressed: listening skills, orientation and mobility, and life skills. This is followed by a review of sight-enhancement and sight-substitution aids for both the partially sighted and the blind. A section on assessment and evaluation offers guidance on the medical and educational assessments necessary to ensure that the student's program is tailored to his or her needs. Appendices provide samples of relevant assessment forms and lists of additional resources and services. (JDD)
Descriptors: Blindness, Clinical Diagnosis, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum, Daily Living Skills, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Listening Skills, Low Vision Aids, Multiple Disabilities, Partial Vision, Program Implementation, Skill Development, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Visual Impairments, Visually Handicapped Mobility
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.