ERIC Number: ED397602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-2
Training Program for Individuals Working with Older American Indians Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired. Training Manual.
White, Keith; And Others
This manual is intended for people who are preparing to work with older American Indians with visual impairments and who have limited or no training in this area. Emphasis is on basic orientation and mobility skills and daily living skills. Preliminary information covers the following: the eye, definitions, the visually impaired population, and principles of courtesy. The first section deals with orientation/mobility techniques by which a person who is visually impaired travels with a sighted person. These include: gripping a guide, positioning, turning with a guide, signaling for narrow passageways, switching hands, going through doors, stairs, stepping off curbs, walking over uneven surfaces, forearm protective technique, trailing, squaring off, seating, and use of landmarks. The second section provides instruction on daily living skills, including: finding dropped objects, paper money organization, coin identification, using dial and push-button telephones, exploring table tops, food identification, pouring liquids, using a knife, labeling containers, labeling dials, telling time, use of writing guides, washing dishes, and sweeping a floor. Appendices provide information on orientation/mobility evaluation and independent living skills assessment, and forms for applying for various special services. A list of catalogs and agencies serving blind individuals (in Arizona) is attached. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff. Inst. for Human Development.