Teaching the Visually Limited Child

ISBN-10: 0398074771
ISBN-13: 9780398074777
Edition: 3rd 2004
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Limited
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

In this exceptional new third edition, the author has retained much of the practical how to approach of the previous editions, but adds depth in two dimensions: learning theory and the educational process. This book is so comprehensive in scope and complete in detail that it would be the most likely one I could recommend (from the foreword by Dr. Natalie C. Barraga). There is a new chapter on the prenatal and early postnatal development of the visual system, and another entire chapter on gifted children who are also visually impaired information not usually available in other textbooks. One of the most outstanding new sections is a discussion of brain function and its relationships to early development, learning, and visual function. The reader will find practical hints, philosophical rationale explained in simple terms and clear descriptions of the assessment process for students with visual impairments. The relationships between assessments, placements, and programming are described in detail, and provide rationale for best educational practice for visually impaired learners. University faculty, special teachers (TVI's), regular classroom teachers, and families will all find something useful in this new edition. It continues to be a valuable reference for anyone dedicated to helping students with visual impairments achieve independence and realize their full potential. The appendices contain a set of listening games, touch typing lessons, a list of indicators for evaluating gifted programs, lists of assessment instruments and resources, and an updated timeline of major events in the history of education for visually impaired students. A glossary of terms completes the book. This book will not sit on your bookshelf-it will be read and used

Foreword
Preface
Vision
What is vision and how does it work?
Development of the visual system : prenatally, at birth, and postnatally
What can go wrong with the visual system?
How is the visual system evaluated/tested?
How can a visual system be improved or enhanced when impaired?
Learning
Learning theory
How does a visual impairment affect early development?
How does a visual impairment affect education in general?
The expanded core curriculum : the special skills needed by a visually impaired student
What about multiple disabilities?
Gifted children who are visually impaired : a special case
The learning environment
Testing and transitions
Referral and teams
Comprehensive assessments
Establishing eligibility
Other vision-related assessments
Expanded core curriculum (ECC) assessments
Goal-based planning
Diagnostic teaching
Transitions
Listening games and activities
Typing lessons
Handwriting guide using the Braille cell format
Markers for an exemplary gifted program
Assessment instruments
App. F. Resources
A time line of events related to the education of children with visual impairment
Glossary
Index

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