ERIC Number: ED407776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Students with Visual Impairments. Programming for Students with Special Needs. No. 5.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.
This resource guide offers suggestions and resources to help provide successful school experiences for students who are blind or visually impaired. Individual sections address: (1) the nature of visual impairment, the specific needs and expectations of students with visual impairment, and the educational implications of visual impairment; (2) gathering student information and the educational team; (3) instructional strategies (including classroom accommodations, instructional modifications, and instruction in social and life skills); (4) the use of specialized materials, equipment, and technology; (5) orientation and mobility instruction; and (6) students with visual impairments along with other disabilities. Fourteen appendices include: a sample data collection forms; information on Braille and closed circuit TV systems; information on orientation/mobility and sighted guide techniques; guidelines for using the long white cane; suggestions for teaching peer names and voices; and information for a substitute teacher. Additional resource sections include a glossary, a list of teaching resources, a list of publishers addresses, and a list of community resources in Alberta (Canada), and an annotated bibliography. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada