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ERIC Number: EJ722379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0145-482X
The Efficacy of Family Camp Experience for Families Who Have Children with Visual Impairments. Research Report
Day, Janice Neibaur; Kleinschmidt, Julia
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v99 n12 p775-779 Dec 2005
This study was designed to address the paucity of research on the efficacy of camps for children with visual impairments and their families. The study evaluated the performance of a two-day camp for families with young visually impaired children at the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind whose program was based on perceived family needs and successful previous camp activities. The agenda for the camp included lectures by professionals, workshops to learn specific skills, recreational activities, and leisure time for families to interact with each other. The study used surveys and interviews to provide information from the parents' perspectives about the effectiveness and outcomes of the camp. It included the evaluation of the parents' perceptions of participating in the camp and the impact of the camp's activities, as defined by the camp organizers for both immediate and long-range outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Utah