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A Handbook for Parents of Deaf-Blind Children.
Esche, Jeanne; Griffin, Carol
The handbook for parents of deaf blind children describes practical techniques of child care for such activities as sitting, standing, walking, sleeping, washing, eating, dressing, toilet training, disciplining, and playing. For instance, it is explained that some visually handicapped children acquire mannerisms in their early years because they do not have the variety of activities to exercise their muscles that other children have. Various stimulations are suggested as means of distracting a baby's attention from habitual behavior. Techniques for strengthening confidence for walking are said to include allowing the child to use a rope or a stick as a guide initially and tying a string to favorite playthings. It is noted that deaf blind children are rarely totally deaf and totally blind and, consequently, that it is important to provide the child with speech, language, and auditory experiences. (GW)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan School for the Blind, Lansing.