Would there be parents interested in answering some questions about their children for a new study at the University of Delft?

For the next six months I will be working for the University of Technology of Delft on a study in which we focus on the game activity of visually impaired children. How do they play with friends? And how do they deal with their parents or brothers / sisters that have no visual impairment? We will focus on the interaction between visually impaired children and not visually impaired family members. Since this is still a relatively new area of ​​research, we're looking for people dealing with this every day to answer some questions.

The aim of this research is to eventually develop a product that encourages the interaction between the child with visual impairment, and not visually impaired friends / parents and perhaps can even improve the game development of the child. It strikes me as very interesting to ask you some questions about your life as a mother and interacting with your children.

Please let me know if you're interested in helping us by sending an email to: l.j.siemensma@student.tudelft.nl
and I will be in contact with you soon.. Your answers will be a very valuable addition to the research!

Lianne Siemensma

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Posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2015 - 11:46am

Im interested! Our daughter is four (basically five) and we also have two boys who are three and one. She has 8 cousins from the ages 1-8 she plays with as well.

Posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2015 - 11:50am

I'd be happy to answer questions. My son is 4 this month with no vision, my daughter is 6. He has 4 cousins he plays with several times a month.

Posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2015 - 11:53am

I would definitely be available to answer questions! I have a 5 year old with Septo-Optic Dysplasia/Optic Nerve Hypoplasia. She is our only child but plays regularly with cousins and obviously interacts with us daily. She is in a main stream preschool/special needs hybrid class which means she goes to the regular class with everyone else but gets some extra help during the day with her different therapists.
mlmain AT gmail.com

Posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2015 - 12:14pm

We'd love to help! My 5 year old son is visually impaired and has a 4 year old sister and a 2 year old sister. I love watching how they all interact!

Posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2015 - 12:48pm

We have an 8 year old daughter with no vision and are adopting a 4 year old boy with limited vision; plus, we have 4 other children (ages 15, 13, 11, 9).

Posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2015 - 2:40pm

I'd love to help in anyway with your work. Thank you!

Posted by Amber Bobnar on Sep 18, 2015 - 3:55pm

There's more interest on Facebook as well: https://www.facebook.com/wonderbaby.org/posts/1086375224713752

Lianne, can you share an email that people can contact you at?

Posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2015 - 9:29pm

I'd be interested in participating. Our son has other issues as well (non verbal, general developmental delays) that are not related to his blindness, so I'm not sure how that would affect your study.

Posted by Asmaa Farouk on Sep 18, 2015 - 9:42pm

I have a 16-month old twin boys, one is visually impaired and one is not. They do not interact well with each other, my VI son interacts only when he touches his brother by chance or hears him laughing so he laughs as well and that's all they do not play together but I am working on that. My other boy does not play with him although he plays with his 3 cousins, I guess he depends on eye contact and when his brother does not look him in the eye, he ignores him. I can say my VI son interacts better with grownups and he follows my voice and crawls to play with me and he loves singing.

Posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2015 - 9:46am

really i am intersted because my daughter is 2 years old she is blind and her sister is 1 years old and normal they may be like twins but untill now they can't play together and i am very worried about their relation in the future .really i have no idea how can i deal with this problem ?

Posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2015 - 2:19pm

What a great response! Thanks all for being so helpful and willing to participate.

if you're interested in helping, please send your contact details to: l.j.siemensma@student.tudelft.nl
and I will be in contact with you soon.

Thanks in advance,
Lianne Siemensma