The remaining sections of this Self-Study Guide will address teaching students to
recognize and deal with Situations of Uncertainty, and
cross safely and efficiently in Situations of Confidence.
Hearing or looking?
Section One focused on using hearing to recognize Situations of Uncertainty because sounds can be very complicated (such as understanding what "quiet" really means).
But people who use vision also need to be able to recognize and deal with Situations of Uncertainty.
So throughout the rest of the Self-Study Guide, I will refer to both whenever appropriate by first addressing students who use hearing, followed by a "/" and then in parenthesis address students who use vision, for example:
". . . when the student can hear/(see) the traffic . . ."
". . . if you started to cross when it was still quiet / (before you saw anything coming)."
What is Section 2 all about?
This section (Section 2) focuses on teaching students to simply recognize Situations of Uncertainty with the "Procedure to Develop Judgment of the Detection of Traffic."
It also covers some prerequisite skills needed to recognize Situations of Uncertainty, such as figuring out how wide a street is, and having an intuitive understanding of the time needed to cross it.
But before getting into that, I want to help you understand how the skill of being able to recognize Situations of Uncertainty fits into the big picture.
So in the next two pages, we will consider what should be expected of our students at these crossings, and look at a flow chart of all the skills and tasks involved. Let's go!
For the Table of Contents for this section
click on Section 2" at the TOP LEFT CORNER of each page.
Please note that the links inserted throughout the text are NOT necessary, they are meant only for those who want to know more.