Teachers of visually handicapped students with multiple disabilities: Perceptions of adequacy

J. Erin, W. Daugherty, K. Dignan, N. Pearson

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Partial results of a national survey of teachers of visually handicapped students on their service delivery to severely multiply handicapped children are presented. Responses in two of the three areas examined, respondent information and teacher preparation, are based on returns from 134 teachers in 41 states, as are frequencies for teacher variables. Relationships between teacher perception of adequacy of preparation and experience, level of degree, type of certification, setting, and year certified were evaluated through a chi-square test. Significant relationships were found between perception of adequacy and level of degree and additional certification in mental retardation, physically handicapped, and multiply handicapped. Survey results support a need for better preparation of teachers of visually handicapped children who work with severely multiply handicapped students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-20
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Rehabilitation

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