ERIC Number: EJ539208
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Object Permanence, Reaching, and Locomotion in Infants Who Are Blind.
Ross, S.; Tobin, M. J.
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v91 n1 p25-32 Jan-Feb 1997
The literature on the effects of congenital blindness on infants' development of motor functions and concepts of object permanence is reviewed. The article questions the idea that infants must first develop an object concept before sound clues alone will elicit reaching. Possible interventions to redress the effects of congenital blindness on development and increase infants' physical interactions are suggested. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
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