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August 1989

Foundations of Education for Blind and Visually Handicapped Children and Youth: Theory and Practice

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Brookline, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1989;107(8):1126-1127. doi:10.1001/archopht.1989.01070020192018

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Abstract

Foundations of Education for Blind and Visually Handicapped Children and Youth: Theory and Practice is a basic and comprehensive resource book dealing with visually handicapped pupils and their educational program needs. This book has been written for students who are preparing to become special education teachers and educators who wish to update their knowledge concerning visually handicapped children.

This book is divided into three sections. The first part provides a nine-chapter overview of basic information about visually handicapped children. This material will provide helpful information for those who will be working with such students. The first chapter summarizes the significant historical developments in the education of blind and visually handicapped children in the United States over the last 150 years. The earliest history of education of children with partial vision was based on the premise that to use residual vision was to lose it. In those days such programs were

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