§17-402-7 - Home teaching services

§17-402-7 Home teaching services.

(a) Home teaching services shall be provided with the objective of instilling sufficient confidence and independence in the individual to resume those activities in and around the house which were routinely accomplished before loss of sight. (See §17-401-17).

(b) Adaptive and alternative techniques shall be taught to the blind and visually impaired clients when necessary in the following areas:

(1) Personal management: Orientation to, and movement within the immediate environment, personal hygiene, grooming, eating techniques, care and selection of clothing, telephone use, money identification, organization and sensory training.

(2) Home management: Housekeeping, shopping, storing, cooking, child care, laundry, sewing, and the use of variety of goods and equipment.

(3) Communication: Braille, fishburne, abacus, handwriting, and use of aids and appliances.

(4) Leisure time activities; Hobbies, crafts, games, community events, and the resumption of family recreational activities.

(c) A complete social study shall be compiled for each client needing home teaching services including social, medical, and other information to analyze the situation and recommend an individual plan of services.

(d) Clients shall be motivated and encouraged to develop confidence in the use of their remaining senses and to learn new skills and techniques to compensate for their loss of vision.

(e) Clients and their families shall be counseled in understanding the meaning of blindness and modifying negative feelings which serve as barriers to adjustment to loss of sight.

(f) The medical consultation team shall be consulted in the determination of appropriate services for each client.

(g) Initial skill training shall be provided to clients in their homes and they shall be counseled to enroll in training programs at the center for the blind, where feasible.

(h) A case record shall be maintained for each client receiving services. This record shall include case dictation on the client's progress, plan of services, an eye examination, hearing examination, and general physical examination.

(i) Consultation and technical assistance shall be provided to the neighbor islands when appropriate.

        [Eff. November 5, 1981 ](Auth: HRS §§347-3, 347-4, 347-9, 348-2; 29 U.S.C. §723; am 45 C.F.R. §1361.40) (Imp: HRS §§347-3, 347-4, 347-9, 348-2; 29 U.S.C. §723; am 45 C.F.R. §1361.40)

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