ERIC Number: ED337942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
A Guide to Curriculum Planning for Visually Impaired Students. [Bulletin No. 91540.]
Tapp, Kenneth L.; And Others
This guide to providing educational services to students with visual impairment is intended for use by educators in either mainstreamed or specialized settings and encourages the use of a broad spectrum of service options in both rural and urban areas of Wisconsin. The guide first presents information on the detection, referral, and assessment process. It then offers specific material about the counseling needs and psychosocial development of the visually impaired student. Individual chapters address the following topics: detecting visual impairments and referral; assessment; psychosocial development; preparing for instruction in various settings; early childhood and preschool education; reading and language arts; science and mathematics; family and consumer education and social studies; physical education and health; creative arts and recreation; preparation for work; special curriculum needs (e.g., orientation and mobility and daily living skills); and the presence of additional disabilities or giftedness. Appendixes provide additional information on the Wisconsin Educational Services Center, a list of resources, a glossary, a bibliography (of approximately 130 items), suggested resources for career education, and a sample eye report form. (DB)
Descriptors: Art Education, Blindness, Consumer Education, Curriculum Guides, Daily Living Skills, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicap Identification, Language Arts, Mathematics, Partial Vision, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Reading, Recreation, Referral, Science Education, Social Studies, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Visual Impairments, Visually Handicapped Mobility
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.