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My baby is blind... What do I do?
We all experience the world through our senses: vision, hearing, etc. But have you heard of propriopception or vestibular sense? Our proprioceptive...
Vestibular Stimulation: Making Sense of the Other Senses When Your Child is Blind
Growing up without sight can be difficult. It can often be hard for your child to fill in the gaps or to fully understand what's going on around them...
Everyday Activities for Blind Children
Watching your child grow and fall behind traditional development charts can be difficult. You understand that it's normal for blind babies to develop...
Development Charts for Blind & Visually Impaired Babies & Children
About two months ago we attended VICTA’s Early Years Weekend at New College Worcester. We had the opportunity to attend a workshop by Gwyn of...
The Orange Juice-ness of Orange Juice: Teaching Our Blind Kids About the World Around Them
Over the past 6 months, perhaps slightly longer you may or may not have noticed Scarlett has been sporting some snazzy new head gear, I have been...
Auditory processing and why blind children may be sensitive to sounds
Perkins Early Connections Conference
A recent conversation with a friend with regards to his daughter’s thumb sucking made me think an awful lot about how I am going to wean Scarlett...
Explaining things to a child who is blind and has mixed receptive-expressive language...
Scarlett and her journey to use her white cane, or as I like to refer to it, the magic wand of independence started out when she was very young. I...
Cane out in the big bad world- my fear of public reaction
One in a Million Baby Podcast
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Potty Training Your Special Needs Child
about Growth and Development
London, the United Kingdom’s capital. The largest city in the UK covering 607 square miles and home to 8.63 million people and seeped in attractions...
Top tips and advice for visiting London with a young person who is visually impaired
EDA PLAY ELIS is the newest app from EDA PLAY and, as with all of their other awesome apps, it comes with a seal of approval from WonderBaby! And you...
EDA PLAY ELIS App Review & Giveaway!
Download a Printable IEP Organizer
Ivan loves to work on a "project" or "activity." These are words that make him happy! But putting together a craft project or activity that is...
Decorating Tactile Easter Eggs with Kids who are Blind
There are lots of ways to make your Easter Basket multi-sensory and accessible for kids of all abilities, including kids with sensory impairments....
20 Multi-Sensory Easter Basket Ideas for Kids with Sensory Impairments
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My daughter is 3 1/2 years old. She has ONH with a possibility of very little light perception. She also has sensory processing disorder. She has...
Is anyone aware of a sleeping medication BESIDES MELATONIN for toddlers with ONH?
This contest is now closed and the winners have been contacted. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who entered! Taptilo is a...
Taptilo Braille Keychains Giveaway!
Two off handed remarks I made during a phone call to a PT last week have stuck with me. The first was, "Sorry I have been harassing you with phone...
To my best friends and support network that I have never met
Spark Therapeutics and the Snow Companies, a healthcare communications company, are currently working together to identify people living with and/or...
Looking for LCA Advocates to Join Spark's RPE65 Advisory Boards
There are so many different approaches on the horizon for treating inherited retinal diseases, like Retinitis Pigmentosa (PR) and Leber's Congenital...
Saving Vision by Tricking Rods into Thinking They're Cones?
My daughter is just 3 and registered severely visually impaired. Others have started to explain to their children around my daughter that "she...
How do I explain to my 3 year old that she is severely visually impaired ?
As the parent of a child with LCA I can tell you that yes, it is common for kids (and even sometimes adults) with LCA to press or poke their eyes....
My child has LCA and presses her eyes. Is this normal? What can we do about it?
Laura Steinbusch "When you received your, or your child’s, diagnosis you might have felt as if in the desert; alone and no idea which direction is...
Leaving no one 'LCA patient' behind: Rare Diseases International policy event
My completely blind son (2 1/2) is becoming more independent (YAYYYY!) and wants to do everyday activities like sighted big brother does. (Vaccum,...
Any ideas for kitchen utensils to encourage independence?
Now is the time to head on over to Seedlings.org and register for your three free braille children's books! Each year Seedlings sends free braille...
Sign Up for Free Braille Books Every Year from Seedlings
My daughter has ONH and is almost 7 months old. What are some things that could help her reach some developmental milestones?
How can I help my blind baby develop?
After we learned our son was blind when he was just a baby, I started wondering about his future and what his life would be like. I rambled about on...
Talking Easter Eggs: Making Easter Accessible for Kids who are Blind
Yes, I get it. You're upset about something and you feel like the only way to let the world know is to organize and take to the streets. I understand...
An open letter to protestors from a special needs mom
Perkins School for the Blind offers diagnostic evaluations for students ages 3-22 who are visually impaired, deafblind, or deaf with other...
Diagnostic Evaluations help guide educational plans for blind students
This contest has now ended and the winner has been contacted. Congratulations to the winner and thank you to everyone for entering! Child's Play, the...
Tactile Book Giveaway!
Ivan is disabled - that's just a fact of life. He's blind and has global physical and cognitive delays. But that's not what I see when I look at him...
Please Don't Feel Sorry for Me or My Special Needs Child
Have you ever been given wrong information about your child’s vision diagnosis or perhaps steered in the opposite direction of how to help your child...
Top 8 Misconceptions about Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)
For kids with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) there are a few things to keep in mind when helping them use their vision: Keep their environment...
Our 20 Favorite iPad Apps for Kids with CVI
Bowl/plates, fork and spoon have been exceptionally well developed for introduction and implementation of self-feeding skills. Amongst the many...
Bowls and utensils help kids move on from finger feeding
1. Prepare early Learn as much as you can as early as you can. Many organizations offer workshops, events, or conferences that will fill you in on...
5 Tips for a Stress-Free IEP Transition
Last week we visited the fantastic Museo Tiflologico tactile museum in Madrid, Spain. It is run by ONCE, the National Organization of the Blind in...
Visiting a Tactile Museum with Your Blind Child
A lot of people write about what they've learned as a special needs parent. You can find these posts on The Mighty, Today's Parent or (my personal...
The one thing I haven't learned as a special needs parent
Nikki Cochrane is a foster mom at a children's home in India. Of her twelve kids, five are completely blind (and another has nystagmus and another is...
Make Your Own Braille Alphabet Tubs
My son has septo-optic dysplasia and has no sight in both eyes. He doesn't talk very much on own (mostly repeats things or sings songs he likes) and...
What are some tips on introducing new toys to a blind 2 year old?