ERIC Number: ED261490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Talk to Me II. Common Concerns.
Blind Childrens Center, Los Angeles, CA.
Intended for parents of blind children, the booklet presents guidelines regarding potential difficulties in blind children's language development. The first section focuses on repetitions and offers suggestions on dealing with and responding to those repetitions. Section 2 considers reasons for blind children's questions, including attention, inadequate skills for engaging in conversation, and responses to adults' questions. Parents are urged to understand the effects of new experiences on their child's questionings and reasons behind children's seemingly inappropriate questions. The third section reviews common problems with pronouns and stresses the importance of waiting until the child is ready to learn correct pronoun usage. Three activities are suggested for pronoun learning: taking turns, playing games that teach body parts, and playing house. (CL)
Descriptors: Blindness, Early Childhood Education, Language Acquisition, Language Patterns, Pronouns, Questioning Techniques, Young Children
Blind Children's Center, 4120 Marathon St., P.O. Box 29159, Los Angeles, CA 90029-0159.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Blind Childrens Center, Los Angeles, CA.
Note: Also available in Spanish.