Visual Impairment: Book by Ranjita Dawn

Visual Impairment

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ISBN: 9789351281375    Publisher: Kalpaz Publications Year of publishing: 2015     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 236        Language: English
to review the concept of rehabilitation for the people with disabilities with special reference to people with visual impairment. It extensively discusses the various legislative measures initiated by the Government...Read more
to review the concept of rehabilitation for the people with disabilities with special reference to people with visual impairment. It extensively discusses the various legislative measures initiated by the Government of India as well as the Seven National level Institutes set up to cater to the diverse needs of people with disabilities. The Twelfth Chapter offers certain concluding thoughts and scope of future possibilities concerning people with disabilities in India. I am confident that the book will be of immense help to the readers and will play a significant role in creating awareness among the masses about people with disabilities education of students with visual impairment in India.About The Author:- Ranjita Dawn, Assistant Professor in the Department of Education at Loreto College, University of Calcutta has received her Doctorate from Jawaharlal Nehru University , New Delhi. She is one among the leading scholars working in the area of Disability Studies in India. Her association with various research organizations provided enormous scope to become acquainted with the under lying dynamics associated with research work. It was during her association with organizations like Blind Relief Association and National Association for Blind, New Delhi that she discovered her zeal for addressing the cause of people with disabilities. She has authored many technical papers and a book PsychoSocial Dynamics of Blind in this field and is working to bring their problems and issues to the forefront. Her experience of being an educationist encourages her at each moment to address the potential problems that people with disabilities come across in their daily lives. Dr. Dawn has been the recipient of various prestigious awards such as Indian Council for Social Science Research Doctoral Fellowship, National Scholarship Award and Dr . Neelu Sanghvi Sancheti Memorial Medal for Graduation.Contents:- Acknowledgements 9 Abbreviations 11 List of Tables 13 1. Understanding Disability 15 • Notions and Models of Disability • Individual Approach of Disability • Criticism of the Individual Approach of Disability • Social Approach of Disability • Criticism of the Social Approach of Disability • Overall Analysis of Notions and Models of Disability 2. Visual Impairment 39 • Blindness • The Effects of Blindness • Low Vision 3. Policies and Perspectives on the Education of 49 People with Disabilities • Education of the Disabled: International Scenario • Special or Residential Schools • Recent Trends in Non-integrated or Special Education for Disabled Children in India • Residential School Education for Students with Visual Impairment in India • Integrated Educational Settings: International Scenario • Recent Trends in Integrated Education for Children with Disabilities in India• Integrated Education for Students with Visual Impairment in India • Debate between Non-integrated or Special and Integrated Educational Schools • Inclusive Education: Quality Education for All • Inclusive Education for the Disabled: The Indian Scenario 4. Barriers in the Education of People with 69 Disabilities • Barriers in the Education of Students with Disabilities in India • Barriers in the Education of Students with Visual Impairment in India 5. Curriculum and Instructional Practices 87 • Facing the Challenge of Curriculum Access and Instructional Practices • Curriculum and Instructional Practices for Blind Students and Students with Low Vision • The Core Curriculum for Blind and Visually Impaired Children and Youths • Pre-school Blind or Visually Impaired • Curriculum for the Elementary and Secondary Levels • The Existing Core Curriculum • The Expanded Core Curriculum • Significance of the Expanded Core Curriculum for Blind and Visually Impaired Students • Curriculum Suggestions for Teaching Students with Low Vision • Teaching of Mathematics • Language teaching • Teaching of Social Studies • Teaching of Science • Unique Curriculum Needs for Students with Low Vision • Curriculum Suggestions for Teaching Students with Visual Impairment and Other Disabilities • Instructional Practices for Students with Visual Impairments and Developmental Disabilities 6. Assistive Technology 105 • Role of Assistive Technology for Blind Students and Students with Low Vision • Non-electronic Equipment • Advent and Evolution of Braille in India • Electronic Equipment • Orientation and Mobility Aids • Issues and Challenges • Implications for Practice • Conclusion 7. Teachers: Aproach, Attitudes and Roles 121 • Teachers Role and Approach • Suggestions for Teachers of Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired 8. Accessibility and Infrastructure for Persons 129 with Disabilities in India • Initiatives • Conclusion 9. Issues and Challenges in the Employment of 139 Persons with Disabilities in India • Critical Review of the Policies and the Legislation Process • Suggestive Measures • Conclusion 10. Rehabilitative Services 149 11. Conclusion 163 Bibliography 167 Appendices 177 Appendix A: Developmental Milestones for Infants with Visual Impairments Appendix B:Checklist for the Teachers for Observation of Symptoms that may Indicate a Visual Problem Appendix C:Eye Conditions Appendix D:Medical Certificate: Vision Appendix E: File Review Form Appendix F: Interview with Parents Appendix G:Information from an Education Consultant or Itinerant Index 231The Title 'Visual Impairment written by Ranjita Dawn' was published in the year 2015. The ISBN number 9789351281375 is assigned to the Hardcover version of this title. This book has total of pp. 236 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Kalpaz Publications. This Book is in English.
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