ERIC Number: ED349774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Visual Impairments. ERIC Digest #E511.
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
This digest provides basic information and resources on visual impairments. Legal and educational definitions are given for "legally blind,""partially sighted,""visually handicapped,""blind," and "low vision". Typical characteristics of individuals with visual impairments in the areas of cognitive and social development are noted. Educational implications are identified, including mainstreaming, special services needed, and effects of additional disabilities. Fourteen organizational resources are listed and a bibliography of six items is provided. (DB)
Descriptors: Blindness, Child Development, Cognitive Development, Definitions, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Characteristics, Partial Vision, Social Development, Student Characteristics, Visual Impairments
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($1 each, minimum order $5 prepaid).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.