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Bibliography - Independent Living Skills

Books

Best, Anthony
Steps to independence: practical guidance on teaching people with mental and sensory handicaps
BIMH Publications, 1987
ISBN: 0906054613
Advice for teachers and carers on teaching daily living skills to people who have learning disabilities and visual impairments.

Equipment for disabled people
Communication: essential facts and comment on a wealth of products and ideas to help with daily living
Equipment for disabled people, 1990
ISBN: 0946112282
Essential facts and comment on a wealth of products and ideas to help with daily living

Fenton, Melissa & Hughes, Pippa
Passivity to empowerment: a living skills curriculum for people with disabilities
RADAR, 1989
ISBN: 0900270535
For those interested in helping young people with disabilities wo develop greater personal independence.

Ford, Margaret & Heshel, Thena
Home, school and away
BBC Broadcasting Support Services, 1991
ISBN: 0906965462
In Touch Care Guide.

Fullwood, Deborah
Start to independence for your visually impaired child
RVIB, 1988
ISBN: 0949390003
RVIB Burwood Educational Series No 1.

Gates, Carmella Ficociello (ed)
Assessment of prevocational and daily living skills (rev ed)
Mountain Plains Regional Center for Services to Deaf-Blind Children, nd
Assessment of daily living skills of deafblind children modelled on the Callier-Asuza Scales.

Harrison, Felicity & Crow, Mary
Living and learning with blind children
University of Toronto Press, 1993
ISBN: 0802077005
A guide for parents and teachers of visually impaired children.

Loumiet, Robin & Levack, Nancy
Independent living: a curriculum with adaptations for students with visual impairments: Supplementary packet (2nd ed)
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 1993
ISBN: 1880366002 (set)
Part of three volumes concentrating on daily living, social skills and play & leisure.

Loumiet, Robin & Levack, Nancy
Independent living: a curriculum with adaptations for students with visual impairments: Volume I: Social competence (2nd ed)
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 1993
ISBN: 1880366037
Part of three volumes concentrating on daily living, social skills and play & leisure.

Loumiet, Robin & Levack, Nancy
Independent living: a curriculum with adaptations for students with visual impairments: Volume II: Self-care and maintenance of personal environment (2nd ed)
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 1993
ISBN: 1880366029
Part of three volumes concentrating on daily living, social skills and play & leisure.

Loumiet, Robin & Levack, Nancy
Independent living: a curriculum with adaptations for students with visual impairments: Volume III: Play and leisure (2nd ed)
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 1993
ISBN: 1880366037
Part of three volumes concentrating on daily living, social skills and play & leisure.

MISE (Mobility and Independence Specialists in Education)
Mobility and independent assessment and evaluation scheme: early skills
MISE, [2006]
A checklist for mobility and independence skills including: Functional vision, communication, awareness, motor skills, independence skills and play & social skills.
http://www.miseuk.org/downloads.htm

North West Support Services for the Visually Impaired
Personal and social education for children and young people who are visually impaired
North West Support Services for the Visually Impaired, 1995

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
Helping your visually impaired child
RNIB, 1992
ISBN:0901797855
An introduction to key services.  In reference collection.

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
Kitchen sense: for people with impaired sight
RNIB, 1995
ISBN: 185878073X

Stockley, Jennifer & Richardson, Peter
Profile of adaptive skills (social skills)
RNIB, n.d.
ISBN: 0901797618
A rating scale for assessing progressive personal and social development in young people with visual impairment/ learning difficulties. Profile handbook, profile assessment forms

Swallow, Rose-Marie & Huebner, Kathleen Mary (Eds)
How to thrive, not just survive: a guide to developing independent life skills for blind and visually impaired children and youths
AFB, 1987
ISBN: 0891281487
A resource in self-help skills, orientation, mobility and recreation for those parents, teachers, etc, dealing with visually impaired learners.

Tooze, Doris
Independence training for visually handicapped children
Croom Helm , 1981
ISBN: 0709902905
Helps parents and teachers to participate in child-based mobility programmes.

Yeadon, Anne
Toward independence: the use of instructional objectives in teaching daily living skills to the blind
AFB, 1974
ISBN: 0891280642

 

Articles

Kitchen confidence
Insight Mar/Apr 2008, No 14, p10-14
Article follows three youngsters as they learn to cook.

Parent perspectives on independent living
The Educator Jul 2008, Vol XXI (1), p41-42
Three sets of parents share their perspectives on their children's independent living.

Bailey, Gail
Promoting autonomy
Insight Mar/Apr 2008, No 14, p28-29
Examines the issues and suggests ways of enabling carers to let a young person make their own choices and learn from new experiences.

Bailey, Gail
Toilet training with children who are blind or have very little vision
Insight Jan/Feb 2008, No 13, p40-42
Advice for helping visually impaired children to become toilet trained.

Chatterton, Joyce
Teaching daily living skills to visually impaired children
Visability Autumn 1997, No 21, p5-7
Daily living skills are a vital element in the education of visually impaired children.  This article looks at the importance of their early introduction and a consistent approach for younger, primary age children.
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Cuthbert, Janet
Changing our view of early years development: Oregon and the Journal
Insight Mar/Apr 2008, No 14, p36-39
Staff at a service in Leeds explore combining use of Oregon with the newer Early Support Developmental Journal for babies and children with VI.

Gray, Colette
Support for children with a visual impairment in Northern Ireland: the role of the rehabilitation worker
British Journal of Visual Impairment September 2008, Vol 26 (3), p239-254
Some findings from a large research project looking at the mobility, independence and lifeskills education available to children and young people aged 0-19.  This reports on the services provided by rehabilitation workers only.

Jensen, Lykke
When Ali goes blind: about disability and the meeting of cultures
The Educator Jul 2008, Vol XXI (1), p17-20
Ali is a blinded refugee from a Muslim country who has ended up in Denmark.  The Danish rehabilitation services describe and explain the cultural differences they have had to deal with.

Matey Garcia, Maria Angeles
Children and young adults with visual disabilities: ONCE work models to ensure an independent life
The Educator Jul 2008, Vol XXI (1), p12-16
Looks at models in Spain for developing the independent living skills of visually impaired children and young people.

Pavey, Sue
Exploring the mobility and independence needs of children with visual impairment in the UK: the Steps to Independence project
The Educator July 2006, Vol XIX (1), p7-16
A one year research project to investigate mobility and independence education for children in mainstream education.

Percival, John & Hanson, Julienne
"I don't want to live for the day anymore": visually impaired people's access to support, housing and independence
British Journal of Visual Impairment Jan 2007, Vol 25 (1), p51-67
Report on a study of the circumstances and aspirations of 121 visually impaired people of working age living in London.

Picado Segura, José Nery
Spatial intelligence: the art of adapting the surroundings and their permanent changes to be able to move around safely and successfully
The Educator Jul 2008, Vol XXI (1), p21-30
Includes tips on how to help students develop their spacial awareness and mobility skills.

Venn, John J & Wadler, Frank
Maximizing the independence of deaf-blind teenagers
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness Mar 1990, Vol 84, p103-108
Looks at a programme designed to improve the independence of teenagers with multiple disabilities and visual impairment or who are deafblind.