ERIC Number: ED405715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Talk to Me: A Language Guide for Parents of Blind Children.
Kekelis, Linda; Chernus, Nancy
This brochure published in 1984 for parents of blind infants and young children offers suggestions for building the child's language and social skills through talking to the child and interacting in a variety of ways. The importance of talking to the young infant, even though he/she doesn't respond with eye contact, and of learning to recognize the infant's efforts at communication is stressed. Other suggestions include avoiding the over-stimulation of constant television or radio, describing family activities to the child, helping the child to explore his environment, including the child in family activities, sharing in the child's experience of the world, helping the child become aware of his/her feelings, and asking the child many questions. (DB)
Descriptors: Blindness, Caregiver Speech, Early Intervention, Infants, Interpersonal Competence, Language Acquisition, Parent Child Relationship, Skill Development, Young Children
Blind Children's Center, 4120 Marathon Street, Los Angeles, CA 90029-0159 ($2).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Blind Childrens Center, Los Angeles, CA.
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