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ERIC Number: EJ1135658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0957-5146
Childhood Fears among Children Who Are Blind: The Perspective of Teachers Who Are Blind
Al-Zboon, Eman
Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, v37 n2 p158-172 2017
The aim of this study was to investigate childhood fears in children who are blind from the perspective of teachers who are blind. The study was conducted in Jordan. Forty-six teachers were interviewed. Results revealed that the main fear content in children who are blind includes fear of the unknown; environment-, transportation- and people-related fear; and fear of animals. The teachers reported that the reasons for fear in children with visual impairment include child-related reasons (internal reasons), lack of training (hearing, social skills, orientation and mobility [O&M] and tactile training), family factors and an unsuitable physical environment. O&M training, independence training, family counselling and environment adaptation were reported to be the best procedures to deal with fear in these children. Recommendations are provided in the light of the study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Jordan
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