ERIC Number: ED071215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
The Preschool Child Who is Blind.
Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
The pamphlet contains general information and guidelines for parents of a preschool blind child. It is explained that a blind child needs what every child needs: love, good health, attention. Parents are urged to play with their blind child, give him opportunities to explore and grow, and to provide many and varied experiences for him. Although home life is considered preferential to residential care, nursery school enrollment is recommended. Additional child rearing suggestions are made concerning playmates, giving a blind child more time to learn, helping him to learn by doing, and the use of other senses. Parents are urged not to feel ashamed to seek help from parent groups or public or private agencies. (KW)
Descriptors: Blindness, Child Rearing, Exceptional Child Education, Handicapped Children, Parent Education, Parent Role, Preschool Children, Visual Impairments
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Folder No. 39-1953 $0.20)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.