ERIC Number: ED297506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Working with Students Who Have Dual Sensory Impairments and Cognitive Disabilities. A Handbook for Special Education Teachers and Related Services Personnel.
Gothelf, Carole R.; And Others
Intended for use by New York City special education teachers with little or no experience serving students with dual sensory impairments as well as cognitive disabilities, the manual identifies teaching strategies that are easy to implement yet based on direct experience and the current research. Chapter titles and sample topics include the following: "Dual Sensory Impairments: An Understanding" (early development, typical behavior); "Assessment of Auditory Functioning and Auditory Training" (type of hearing loss and possible causes, amplification, auditory training); "Principles of Communication" (communicative intent, prerequisite skills, the van Dijk communication program); "Assessment of Visual Functioning and Vision Training" (structure/function of the eye, definitions, low vision aides and materials); "Orientation and Mobility" (trailing, ascending/descending stairways, sitting); "Arranging the Classroom Environment" (classroom arrangement and instructional equipment); "Curriculum: Where To Begin" (instructional domains, instructional settings, selecting priorities); "References and Additional Readings." Appendixes include listings of organizations of interest to professionals and parents, Early Childhood Direction Centers, and special education training and resource centers. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept. Albany. Office for the Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions.