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This research has been conducted based on various theories and research findings revealing that blindness occurring during adulthood cause more problems than that occurring earlier in life. The research has been done to find a rehabilitation counseling model that can be used to help blind adults to more effectively overcome psychosocial problems caused by their blindness so that they will be able to regain their independence and will be able to achieve meaningful life. The rehabilitation counseling Model has been developed through research using exploratory mixed methods research design. The construct of the model has been developed based on the data of case studies on six persons whose blindness occurred during adulthood and they have proved to be successful in their lives. The model has been validated with expert judgment and tried out using single-subject research design on two relatively newly blind clients.



Penelitian ini dilakukan berdasarkan berbagai teori dan temuan penelitian yang menyatakan bahwa ketunanetraan yang terjadi pada usia dewasa lebih banyak menimbulkan permasalahan daripada ketunanetraan yang terjadi pada awal kehidupan. Penelitian ini dilakukan untuk menemukan suatu model konseling rehabilitasi yang dapat digunakan untuk membantu para tunanetra dewasa mengatasi secara lebih efektif masalah-masalah psikososial yang diakibatkan oleh ketunanetraannya, agar mereka dapat memperoleh kembali kemandiriannya dan mampu mencapai kehidupan yang bermakna. Model konseling tersebut dikembangkan melalui penelitian yang dilakukan menggunakan exploratory mixed methods research design. Konstruk model dikembangkan berdasarkan data hasil studi kasus terhadap enam orang yang ketunanetraannya terjadi pada usia dewasa dan telah terbukti berhasil dalam kehidupannya, sedangkan model divalidasi dengan expert judgment dan diujicobakan dengan desain single-subject research pada dua orang klien yang relatif baru mengalami ketunanetraan.

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Tarsidi, D. (2012). Mengatasi Masalah-Masalah Psikososial Akibat Ketunanetraan pada Usia Dewasa. Jurnal Pendidikan Dan Kebudayaan, 18(1), 85-97.


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