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New methods for studying blind children’s understanding of familiar space

Lewis, V.; Collis, G.; Shadlock, R.; Potts, M. and Norgate, S. (2002). New methods for studying blind children’s understanding of familiar space. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 20(1) pp. 17–23.

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The present study investigated the type and extent of challenging behaviour in three residential schools in India for children with visual impairment. Teachers completed a survey of challenging behaviour in one boys-only school (n = 123), one girls-only school (n = 88), and one co-educational school (n = 125). Among the 336 total children, 24% were identified as having challenging
behaviours. The most frequently reported challenging behaviours were withdrawal (17%), hyperactivity (15%), stereotyped mannerisms (12%), irritability (12%), aggression (10%) and inappropriate speech (9%). Self-injury was rare (1%). The results highlight a need for effective school-based assessment and intervention strategies to address challenging behaviours among children with visual impairment.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0264-6196
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Childhood, Development and Learning
Education and Language Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 758
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 15:43
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