By Virginia E Bishop. Price, $9.50. Pp 214, with 18 illustrations. Charles C Thomas Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill 62703, 1971.
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This is an excellent guide book for teachers who find a visually handicapped child in their classes who have not had special training to deal with such problems.
The term "visually handicapped" seems to imply, as far as this book is concerned, some residual vision although in the chapter on visual variations, it does say "Visual limitations may be further divided into the categories of blind and partially sighted. The blind child is one whose visual condition prohibits him from reading the printed page, whether in regular size type or large ("sight saving") type. He must depend on his other senses for learning, and the usual adaptations involve the sense of touch (Braille, typing, tactile stimulations) and hearing."
However, there is very little in the book about Braille, or how to handle the problems of the child whom she would define as blind.
For the child who is partially seeing
Waterhouse EJ. Teaching the Visually Limited Child. Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;88(2):230. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000030232023
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