Growth And Development 26
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.
Blind children are known to have delayed development is several key areas, such as fine motor skills and cognitive development. We provide age-range development charts with with visual impairment in mind.
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.
The empowering guide that teaches parents how to promote the development of young children with visual and multiple impairments.
The UK Council for Disabled Children offers a free development journal on babies and young children with visual impairments which is intended for parents and professionals who work with young children.
Fashion blogger Emily Davison discusses teaching kids with visual impairment about appearance, self-esteem and social acceptance.
Rusty has put together some sound advice on how you can help your older blind children navigate bathrooms on their own independently!
Toilet training a child with special needs is difficult enough... have you tackled public bathrooms yet?
Lesley Potgieter writes about the emotional development of children with special needs. As we focus on our children's cognitive and physical development, are we ignoring their emotional development?
Teach your blind child about the world through direct interaction! This is called "concept development" and through hands-on learning they can learn about textures, sizes, nature... all sorts of things!