ERIC Number: ED478932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-May
Visual Impairment in Young Children: A Review of the Literature with Implications for Working with Families of Diverse Cultural and Linguistic Backgrounds. Technical Report.
This report identifies key issues for providing early childhood special education services to young children who are visually impaired and for working with families of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. First, it discusses the incidence of visual impairment and associated disabilities among young children, the process of early identification, and various definitions related to visual impairment. Second, it reviews relevant literature of the effects of visual impairment and associated disabilities on early development. Third, it outlines current intervention practices in relationship to the Division of Early Childhood Recommended Practices (1993). Fourth, it presents implications for serving infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with visual impairments, those with associated disabilities, and their families. The report includes extensive references, an annotated bibliography, and a list of available resources from the CLAS Web site. (Author/SG)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Influences, Disabilities, Diversity, Early Childhood Education, Early Identification, Early Intervention, Educational Practices, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Incidence, Infants, Language Role, Literature Reviews, Minority Groups, Preschool Education, Special Education, Standards, Toddlers, Visual Impairments
CLAS Early Childhood Research Institute, 61 Children's Research Center, 51 Gerty Dr., Champaign, IL 61820 ($7.50). Tel: 800-583-4135 (Toll Free). For full text: http://clas.uiuc.edu/publications.html.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Early Childhood Research Inst. on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services.