ERIC Number: EJ562581
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Understanding and Preventing Learned Helplessness in Children Who Are Congenitally Deaf-Blind.
Marks, S. B.
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v92 n3 p200-11 Mar 1998
Links the literature on learned helplessness with best practices in teaching children who are deaf-blind. Defines "learned helplessness" and "mastery motivation;" considers identification of learned helplessness; and offers suggestions such as rewarding independent rather than dependent behaviors and integrating orientation, mobility, and communication skill development from birth. (DB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Communication Skills, Congenital Impairments, Daily Living Skills, Deaf Blind, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Helplessness, Infants, Mastery Learning, Motivation, Personal Autonomy, Preschool Education, Skill Development, Training Methods, Visually Impaired Mobility
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A