ERIC Number: ED331218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Education of Visually Impaired Pupils in Ordinary School. Guides for Special Education No. 6.
Horton, J. Kirk
The guide, intended to help teachers, parents, and community workers throughout the world develop educational services to visually handicapped students in ordinary schools, has been published in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese. The first three chapters provide general information concerning types of educational programs for the visually impaired, teachers' responsibilities, and supporting the regular classroom teacher. Chapter 4 comprises the major portion of the document and presents specific techniques for teaching special skills needed by the visually impaired including: (1) sensory training (e.g., hearing, touch, smell and taste, residual vision); (2) orientation and mobility (body movement, sensory training, concept development); (3) the abacus; (4) braille reading and writing (pre-braille tactual activities and worksheets, mechanics of reading braille, the braille alphabet, braille contractions, the state and stylus); (5) recorded books; (6) handwriting; (7) typing; and (8) activities for daily living. Additional chapters address materials adaptation, equipment and supplies, remedial work, the link between home and school, and ways to make the teaching job easier. Sources of educational materials and aids as well as a 23-item bibliography are also included. (DB)
Descriptors: Braille, Classroom Techniques, Daily Living Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Handwriting, Mainstreaming, Perceptual Development, Sensory Aids, Special Education Teachers, Tape Recordings, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Typewriting, Visual Impairments, Visually Handicapped Mobility
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, 7 Place Fontenoy, Paris 75700, France (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents; Community
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).