Here are 3 tips to get your child off to a great start with their braille reading skills. Learn how you can help them become strong readers!
Crawling and climbing are two very important developmental milestones for babies and children who are blind. Some babies may skip these steps or reach them later than their typically developing peers, but there are many ways you can encourage crawling and climbing.
Jennie writes about how she taught her son, Max, to sign. Max is totally blind and does have a few verbal words, but using signs to augment his early communication has really improved his language skills.
Heidi interviews her son's mainstream preschool teacher and asks her how she prepared to introduce a blind student to her classroom.
Learning to listen carefully and distinguish between different sounds is an important skill for any child, but espeically for children with visual impairments. Lesley Potgieter explains how to assess your child's listening ability and how to help them improve this skill.
As the mother of a special needs child I need friends and support. Where is the best place for me to find a support network? Surprise! That's what social media is for.
If your blind child is pressing or poking their eyes you may be looking for information on why they are doing this and what you can do to help them stop.
Penny discusses how to become more active in advocating for your child through the legislative system. When you have a child with a disability you need to be heard - and your opinion matters!
Sarah writes about the journey her family has traveled as they've taught their blind son Lucas to be as independent as possible. And now she wants to start a movement! #blindkidscan
Children with CVI often prefer clear, crisp images with little background clutter. They respond well to high contrast, bright colors (especially yellow or red), movement and LIGHTS!
Parents who are trying to determine whether their child's behaviors are related to their visual impairment, or a symptom of autism, benefit from Mary's story about learning to identify her own daughter's purposes for self-stimulating activities.