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ERIC Number: EJ776221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Low Vision: Mobility and Independence Training for the Early Years Child
McAllister, Richard; Gray, Colette
Early Child Development and Care, v177 n8 p839-852 2007
It is generally acknowledged that a child's primary caregiver acts as a spring board to independence. By encouraging the child to explore their world, parents and guardians are instrumental in developing the child's sense of self-esteem, self-worth and sociability. Less fortunate, however, are the increasing numbers of young children born with a visual impairment. Lacking visual cues, the child with a visual impairment requires specialist training to develop mobility and independent living skills. The primary aim of this paper is to outline the advantages mobility training has for young children. It also seeks to explore issues pertinent to the availability and extent of this training.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A