Eligiendo un Programa: Guía para los Padres de Infantes y Pre-escolares con Incapacidades Visuales [Selecting a Program: A Guide for Parents of Infants and Preschoolers with Visual Impairments - Spanish Version]

Deborah Chen, Mary Ellen McCann

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Designed for parents of infants and preschoolers with visual impairments, this Spanish language booklet encourages parent involvement in all aspects of educational programming for these children and provides guidelines for selecting a suitable program. The first section examines the stresses involved in transitioning from one program to another. Parents are urged to be active members of the child's educational team by making observations, providing the team with an accurate picture of the child, identifying what the family thinks is important, keeping records, planning for meetings, and dealing effectively with professionals. General and specific guidelines for selecting a program are presented and include reviewing program characteristics relating to social environment, physical environment, learning environment, and specific characteristics of infant programs, preschool programs, and kindergarten programs. Questions are also provided to help parents evaluate a program form their child's point of view, including questions regarding the learning environment, teacher competency, and transition issues. The booklet closes with tips for helping the child during the first few weeks of a new program. 

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Deborah Chen, Mary Ellen McCann. Eligiendo un Programa: Guía para los Padres de Infantes y Pre-escolares con Incapacidades Visuales [Selecting a Program: A Guide for Parents of Infants and Preschoolers with Visual Impairments - Spanish Version] (1993). Blind Childrens Center: Los Angeles, CA. (28 pages).

Sponsoring Agency: Margaret Bundy Scott Trust

Language: Spanish

Reading Level: Average

Formats Available: Printed Material

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Blind Childrens Center
4120 Marathon Street
Los Angeles, CA
90029

Phone: (800) 222-3566
Fax: (323) 665-3828

Email: info@blindchildrenscenter.org
URL: http://www.blindchildrenscenter.org

Languages Available: English, Spanish

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Intended User Audience:

Parents and family members of young children with visual impairments. This material is also intended for pre-service students, service delivery personnel, and administrators in the areas of EI/ECSE, social work, and visual impairments. 

Product Development:

This material was developed by a group including faculty/trainers, parents/family members, service delivery personnel, and administrators in the areas of EI/ECSE, family therapy, psychology, and visual impairments. The individuals were English and Spanish-speaking. Information about the Spanish translation is available from Midge Horton, Executive Director of the Blind Childrens Center. 

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At the present time, there are no plans for evaluation or field testing of this material. 

Product Dissemination:

At the present time, approximately 4000 copies have been disseminated (3200 of the English version, 700 of the Spanish version) within the United States and overseas. 

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