Improving Tracking Skills of Child with Low Vision with Functional Vision Activity Program


ASLAN C. , ÇAKMAK S.

ANKARA UNIVERSITESI EGITIM BILIMLERI FAKULTESI OZEL EGITIM DERGISI-ANKARA UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES JOURNAL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION, cilt.17, sa.1, ss.59-77, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1501/ozlegt_0000000239
  • Dergi Adı: ANKARA UNIVERSITESI EGITIM BILIMLERI FAKULTESI OZEL EGITIM DERGISI-ANKARA UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES JOURNAL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.59-77

Özet

The purpose of this research is to determine the effectiveness of Functional Vision Activity Program on development of the tracking skills among the functional vision skills of a child with low vision in the pre-school period. While, in the research, Functional Vision Activity Program is applied to a child to assess the effectiveness of the program, "case study" was preferred. The attendent of the research is a 5 years old girl who was diagnosed with low vision and studies at the Primary School for the Visually Impaired under Ministry of National Education in province of Ankara during the term of 2014-2015. Functional Vision Activity Program was prepared and applied in the research to improve the performance level of the child with low vision in exhibiting the tracking skills among the functional vision skills within the near visual space. Application process of the program finalized in total of 20 sessions including the application and assessment sessions. 14 of these sessions were conducted as application, while the remaining 6 was held as assessment sessions. By analyzing the coded data via Functional Vision Activity Program Assessment Instrument, data analysis completed and findings were obtained. The application of the Functional Vision Activity Program causes positive improvements of performance level of the child in exhibiting her tracking skills among the functional vision skills. Finally, the findings of the study were discussed and suggestions were provided.