ERIC Number: ED081515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Taylor, Billie, Comp.
Articles pertinent to aiding the pre-school blind child are collected in this publication. Topics include discussion of attitudes and emotional reactions important for parents and teachers of blind children, and optimal development in regard to early motor behavior and emotional and social needs. Common areas of parental concern such as discipline and expectations are reviewed. The results and educational implications of a longitudinal, interdisciplinary study of children blind from birth, are reported. Three levels of problems in the blind (organic, perceptual, and emotional) are differentiated, and conceptual behavior is compared for children who are born blind and those who lose sight at early ages. The collection includes poems and a glossary of terms relating to blindness. Discussion of the nature of the handicap has sections dealing with historical, etiological, and medical perspectives. There is an illustrated section describing physiological aspects of vision, so that different impairments can be better understood. A final article reviews play activities that are beneficial for young blind children. (DP)
Descriptors: Activities, Blindness, Cognitive Development, Emotional Development, Handicapped Children, Motor Development, Parent Attitudes, Parent Education, Preschool Children, Special Education, Visual Impairments, Visually Handicapped Mobility
Colorado School for Deaf and the Blind, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80301 ($1.50, paper)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, Colorado Springs.