§17-402-13 - Communication skills

§17-402-13 Communication skills.

(a) Instructions shall be provided when needed to blind and visually-handicapped persons in the rehabilitation center to enable these individuals to restore and develop adaptive techniques and alternative communication skills to function more efficiently and independently. (See §17-401-17).

(b) Areas of instruction and training shall include the following:

(1) Braille: reading braille, writing braille with slate and stylus, Perkins braille writer;

(2) Handwriting: writing techniques, use of various aids and guides;

(3) Typing: developing good touch, posture, accuracy, comprehension, and speed;

(4) Arithmetic computation: large numbers, braille, abacus, and talking calculator; and

(5) Recording and electronic devices: talking book machine, tape recorder and transcriber, and closed circuit television system.

(c) Each client shall have an evaluation to include capabilities, needs and interest, and on the basis of this evaluation an individualized program of objectives and activities shall be jointly developed to meet specific personal and vocational needs.

(d) Clients shall be encouraged and motivated to maximize

the successful achievement of objectives.

(e) A case folder shall be maintained for each client receiving services which shall include referral information, evaluation and progress reports, and individualized written program form.

(f) Consultation and technical assistance shall be provided to agency staff and other organizational staff who work with the blind.

        [Eff.. .November 5, 1981 ] (Auth: HRS §§347-3, 347-4, 348-2; 29 U.S.C. §723; am 45 C.F.R. §1361.40) (Imp: HRS §§347-3, 347-4, 348-2; 29 U.S.C. §723; am 45 C.F.R. §1361.40)

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