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ERIC Number: EJ895967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0145-482X
The Role of Sound in Encouraging Infants with Congenital Blindness to Reach for Objects
Ihsen, Elfriede; Troester, Heinrich; Brambring, Michael
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v104 n8 p478-488 Aug 2010
Reaching for sound-producing and silent objects was assessed in seven infants who had been blind from birth. Objects were presented while they were in tactile contact with their bodies, immediately after withdrawal, or without prior contact. The study found that sound elicited reaching earlier than did antecedent tactile contact. These findings are compared with those of previous studies. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A