This paper displays the Action-research project “Analysis and strengthening of divergent think-ing in blind and visually impaired children and adolescents”, funded by the University of Catania. Inlight of the importance of divergent and logical-spatial skills for these subjects, in terms of life skillsand good educational practices, this research project is aimed to achieve the following objectives a)to realize divergent and logical-spatial skills assessment tools and to verify the validity of theseinstruments; b) to explore the factors of divergent thinking in order to better understand the mostdeficient skills; c) to proceed with the strengthening of the more inadequate divergent abilities in thesubjects. We had Stamperia Braille of Catania print the Williams’ Test of divergent thinking (TCD pro-tocol A and B) and the Raven Matrices (standard SPM and colored CPM) in relief by thermoformingon PVC with relief height not lower than 0.9mm in order to allow the haptic understanding of stim-uli by the blind. For visually impaired subjects the instruments are made using full color four-colorlaser printing on 80gr / mq paper. In this phase of the research, in agreement with the Italian BlindUnion of Catania, we began to administer these tools to five blind subjects

Analysis of creative and logical-spatial skills in blind children and adolescents

M. E. De Caroli
;
E. Sagone
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
R. Falanga
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
O. Licciardello
Membro del Collaboration Group
2019

Abstract

This paper displays the Action-research project “Analysis and strengthening of divergent think-ing in blind and visually impaired children and adolescents”, funded by the University of Catania. Inlight of the importance of divergent and logical-spatial skills for these subjects, in terms of life skillsand good educational practices, this research project is aimed to achieve the following objectives a)to realize divergent and logical-spatial skills assessment tools and to verify the validity of theseinstruments; b) to explore the factors of divergent thinking in order to better understand the mostdeficient skills; c) to proceed with the strengthening of the more inadequate divergent abilities in thesubjects. We had Stamperia Braille of Catania print the Williams’ Test of divergent thinking (TCD pro-tocol A and B) and the Raven Matrices (standard SPM and colored CPM) in relief by thermoformingon PVC with relief height not lower than 0.9mm in order to allow the haptic understanding of stim-uli by the blind. For visually impaired subjects the instruments are made using full color four-colorlaser printing on 80gr / mq paper. In this phase of the research, in agreement with the Italian BlindUnion of Catania, we began to administer these tools to five blind subjects
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