Helping Children Who Are Blind

Helping Children Who Are Blind
Item# 0942364341

Product Description

by Sandy Niemann and Namita Jacob

Children develop faster during their first five years than at any other stage in their life. And while children who are not visually impaired learn to move around, communicate, and understand the world "naturally" as they interact with people and things they see, children who are blind need extra help learning how to rely on their other senses - hearing, touch, smell, and taste - to explore, learn and interact with the world around them.

The simple and engaging activities in this book can help parents, caregivers, teachers, health workers, rehabilitation workers, and others help a child with vision problems develop all his or her capabilities.

Topics include:

assessing how much a child can see preventing blindness helping a child move around safely how to include learning activities in daily work preparing for childcare and school supporting parents of blind children teaching common activities like eating, dressing, and keeping clean

Paperback: 200 pages