The Visually Impaired Child
New In Print: Integration: A Rewarding Experience
by Dave Melanson
David Melanson, frequent contributor to the Teachers.Net Gazette, has just self-published Integration: A Rewarding Experience, a manual for educators on the topic of working with sight-impaired students. As a sight-impaired person whose parents persisted in having their son placed in "regular" (public school) classrooms, David's experiences, perspective, and advice are particularly interesting and helpful. The manual is interesting and worthy of reading even if one does not currently have a sight-impaired student in class.
The manual covers the following topics:
|Chapter 1||A First Experience with a Sight-Impaired Child|
|Chapter 2||Accommodating the Sight-Impaired Child in Your Classroom|
|Chapter 3||The Children in Your Class and How They Relate to the Sight-Impaired Student|
|Chapter 4||A Sight-Impaired Child's Point of View from First Hand Experience|
|Chapter 5||The Consequences of Excluding a Sight-Impaired Child and It's Emotional Effects|
|Chapter 6||The School and Its Role in Shaping Tomorrow's Society|
The cost in the U.S. is $10 plus $2 .45 for postage. In Canada: $15 Canadian plus $1 .45 postage. Money orders are preferred. To order the manual, contact Mr. Melanson by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you have difficulty reaching Dave directly, contact Kathleen Carpenter email@example.com with "Melanson Manual" in the subject line.
To access monthly chats on the topic of working with sight-impaired students, moderated by David Melanson, visit the Teachers.Net Archives.
Integration Of Visually Impaired And Blind Students Into The Regular Schools
Accommodating the Visually Impaired Child
Working With the Sight Impaired Students, Sept. 21, 2000
Working With the Sight Impaired Students, December 6, 2000
Working With the Sight Impaired Students, February 15, 2001
Working With the Sight Impaired Students, May 7, 2001
Working With the Sight Impaired Students, July 19, 2001
Working With the Sight Impaired Students, August 6, 2001
Working With the Sight Impaired Students, October 23, 2001