ERIC Number: ED387986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
A Parent Training Program for Increasing the Visual Development of School-Aged Children.
Dikowski, Timothy J.
This practicum provided training for 50 parents of children receiving clinic services for visual processing disorders and provided information on visual disorders to the children's teachers. The 8-month program involved 13 parent training sessions. These sessions focused on such topics as: current research findings on vision; identification of visual dysfunctions; parental responsibility in child development, academics, and the remediation process; the visual evaluation process; terminology frequently used by educators and physicians; diagnosis of visual deficits; definition, symptomatology, and treatment of ocular motor dysfunction, convergence insufficiency, accommodative disorder, strabismus, and amblyopia; and remediation techniques for vision rehabilitation. After the intervention, surveys indicated that 42 of 50 parents had increased knowledge of visual disorders, 48 of 50 parents had adequate knowledge of remedial services within the community, and 40 of 50 parents had fundamental knowledge of remedial techniques. In addition, the 50 teachers had received useful reference materials. Extensive appendices include forms, surveys, and questionnaires used in the program as well as information sheets on all topics covered. (Contains 48 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Definitions, Disability Identification, Elementary Education, Intervention, Knowledge Level, Parent Education, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role, Partial Vision, Remedial Programs, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Vision, Visual Discrimination, Visual Impairments, Visual Learning, Visual Perception, Vocabulary
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.