ERIC Number: ED360769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Eligiendo un Programa: Guia para los padres de infantes y pre-escolares con incapacidades visuales (Selecting a Program: A Guide for Parents of Infants & Preschoolers with Visual Impairments).
Chen, Deborah; McCann, Mary Ellen
Translated into Spanish, this booklet is intended for parents of infants and preschoolers with visual impairments or blindness. The guide focuses on the parent's role in selecting an appropriate program and helping the child make a positive transition into the program. The first section looks at feelings about transitions and positive steps parents can take, including questions to ask other parents and professionals. Next, the parent's important role on the child's team is stressed, noting the importance of making observations, creating a snapshot of the child, identifying what the family thinks is important, keeping records, planning for meetings, and dealing with professionals. The importance of considering family needs and values in program selection is stressed. Specific guidelines for selecting a program are offered, including where to start and what to look for. Criteria for program evaluation are presented in terms of how well the program meets the unique learning needs of young children with visual impairments. The booklet ends with suggestions for handling the first few weeks in a new program and thoughts on ongoing parent involvement. (DB)
Descriptors: Blindness, Child Development, Decision Making, Educational Needs, Infants, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Selection, Teamwork, Transitional Programs, Values, Visual Impairments
Blind Childrens Center, 4120 Marathon St., Los Angeles, CA 90029 ($3).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Translations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Blind Childrens Center, Los Angeles, CA.