ERIC Number: ED403685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Visual Impairments: What You Need To Know. A Series for Caregivers of Infants and Toddlers. Model for Interdisciplinary Training for Children with Handicaps: MITCH Module 12.
Monroe County School District, Key West, FL.; Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Intended for use in Florida training programs for caregivers of infants and toddlers with disabilities, this guide presents an overview of the Model of Interdisciplinary Training for Children with Handicaps (MITCH); offers a user's guide to the series; and provides specific information for presenting Module 12, which focuses on visual impairments. After the introduction to the MITCH program as a whole, the user's guide provides information on the instructor's role, the 3-hour training session, the use of videotapes and audiotapes, and follow-up activities. For this module, goals and objectives focus on providing an understanding of the functions of the visual system; relevant terminology; orientation and mobility; signs of visual disorders; effects of visual impairment on cognitive and language development, motor development, self-help skills, and social emotional development; and adaptation of the caregiving environment. For each hour of training, a script, suggested activities, and relevant handouts are provided. Attached are lists of recommended resources and references, reproducible forms and handouts, and forms for the 6-week follow up. Also attached is an overview of normal child development from birth to 36 months in the areas of personal and social skills, language and understanding skills, small muscle skills, and large muscle skills. (DB)
Descriptors: Blindness, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Cognitive Development, Day Care, Emotional Development, Infants, Inservice Education, Interpersonal Competence, Language Acquisition, Partial Vision, Preschool Education, Self Care Skills, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Toddlers, Visual Impairments, Visually Impaired Mobility
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students.
Authoring Institution: Monroe County School District, Key West, FL.; Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida