ERIC Number: ED329026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
One Step at a Time: A Manual for Families of Children with Hearing and Vision Impairments.
Bolton, Sharon; Williamson, Kris Strom, Ed.
This booklet presents child-rearing practices found successful by families of children who are deaf-blind, and includes photographs of deaf-blind children using the techniques. Along with a broad overview of communications theory as it applies to young deaf-blind children, techniques are described for using tactile objects as keys to communication, introducing time concepts with physical calendars and diaries, and other alternate routes to communicative development. A section on eating covers how to introduce solid foods, suggested foods and beverages for beginners, and communicative principles for regular mealtimes. A section on play focuses on including play in a regular social context and is followed by a list of suggested toys with contact information and prices. A section on self-care skills covers teaching methods for dressing, toilet training, and bedtime. A final section on motor development gives exercises for rolling, sitting, crawling, standing, swimming, and walking. General resource information on hearing aids, glasses, and financial support, is also included. (PB)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Daily Living Skills, Deaf Blind, Motor Development, Nonverbal Communication, Object Manipulation, Parent Participation, Play, Preschool Education, Self Care Skills, Skill Development, Time Perspective, Toys, Training Methods
TASH Technical Assistance Project at Teaching Research, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, OR 97361.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, Seattle, WA.; Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Photographs may not reproduce well.