Early Focus: Working with Young Blind and Visually Impaired Children and Their Families

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American Foundation for the Blind, 2002 - Education - 501 pages
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Early intervention is critical to the development and growth of children with visual impairments and other disabilities. This completely revised and updated edition of this AFB classic provides comprehensive information for professionals in such areas as vision, cognitive development, literacy, social development, motor development, and mobility. Early Focus offers tested strategies and recommended approaches to working with young children who are visually impaired or have multiple disabilities and their families, including those that are culturally diverse.
 

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Contents

Setting the Stage for Working
1
Working Effectively
16
Understanding the Medical
52
Developing Cognition
107
Developing Skills
154
Developing Social Skills
188
Promoting
218
Developing Positive
250
Promoting Movement
287
Developing Early Skills
326
Current Trends
405
REFERENCES
443
RESOURCES
459
INDEX
487
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