Blindness and Early Childhood Development
A review of knowledge on motor and locomotor development, perceptual development, language and cognitive processes, and social, emotional, and personality development. A basic resource for teachers and anyone working with blind and visually impaired children.
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Perceptual and Motor Development
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abilities age range areas assessed auditory blind and sighted blind child blind children blind from birth blind group blind infant blind subjects blindfolded sighted body image braille characteristics chil compared concepts congenitally blind conservation correlation deaf-blind developmental lag differences between blind discrimination discussed early blind effective emotional disturbance environment etiology evaluation evidence experience factors Fraiberg functional handicap haptic Hayes-Binet imagery important involved language later blind literature mobility motor norms noted objects parents partially sighted pattern perception performance possible problems question ranged in age relationship relatively reported residential school residual vision responses retarded retinoblastoma retrolental fibroplasia RLF children sample scale scores self-concept sensory sensory deprivation showed sighted child sighted children sighted controls sighted group sighted infants sighted subjects significant significantly social Sonicguide spatial behavior spatial relations stimulation suggested tactual task tion totally blind variables various verbal visually impaired WISC