Perceptual-motor performance and the social development of visually impaired children
- Preschool orientation and mobility: A review of the literature. Leong, Susan // Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness;Mar/Apr96 Part 1 of 2, Vol. 90 Issue 2, p145
Presents a review of literature concerning the orientation and mobility services to visually impaired children. Need for services; Mobility devices; Levels of orientation and mobility training; Suggested directions for future research.
- Vibrotactile perception: Perspective taking by children who are visually impaired. Miletic, G. // Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness;Nov/Dec94 Part 1 of 2, Vol. 88 Issue 6, p550
Compares the performance on perspective-taking tasks of congenitally blind children performing tasks through haptic exploration, congenitally blind children using vibrotactile prosthetic devices and children with low vision using limited visual abilities. Delay in several spatial cognitive...
- An Infant Sonicguide intervention program for a child with a visual disability. Hill, Mary-Maureen; Dodson-Burk, Bonnie // Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness;Jul/Aug95 Part 1 of 2, Vol. 89 Issue 4, p329
Presents an Infant Sonicguide intervention program for visually disabled children. Aid in the accurate and systematic location of objects from a sitting position and move toward given objects in the environment; Case study of a 5 year old boy with a congenital visual disability and significant...
- A dynamic systems approach to the development of crawling by blind and sighted infants. Maida, Sharon O'Mara; Mccune, Lorraine // Re:View;Fall96, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p119
Presents a dynamic systems approach to the development of crawling by blind and sighted infants. Reference of developmentalists to the neural-maturationalist theory; Emphasis on cognition in view of motor development of infants; Motor components of crawling.
- Hearing. O'Neill, Linda // Imagine Being Blind;2001, p8
Blind children listen very carefully to all the sounds around them. They learn to listen to the echo which occurs when they snap their fingers or clap their hands. This sound of the echo guides them in their path.
- Travel performance of preschoolers: The effects of mobility training with a long cane versus a... Clarke, K. L.; Sainato, D. M. // Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness;Jan/Feb94, Vol. 88 Issue 1, p19
Compares the effectiveness of a long cane and a precane device as an initial orientation and mobilty (O&M) device for preschool children. Appropriate mobility devices as a vital component of O&M training; Concern for ability of preschools to handle the motor demands of long canes; Concern for...
- Play and concept development in infants and young children... Recchia, S.L. // Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness;Jul/Aug97, Vol. 91 Issue 4, p401
Focuses on the impact of severe visual impairment on the development of play skills that facilitate concept development in infants and young children. Background information on the study; Divergent and alternative pathways in the development of children; Implication of visual impairment on...
- TACTILE SCANNING AND MEMORY FOR A SPATIAL DISPLAY BY BLIND STUDENTS. Berla, Edward P. // Journal of Special Education;Fall81, Vol. 15 Issue 3
Determines whether specific training in scanning a tactile display would enable blind students to more effectively organize the spatial relationships presented than would students not so trained. Effectivity of training before strong habits have been established; How a primary purpose of maps...
- How to Make an O&M Snowman. Chamberlain, Merry-Noel // Future Reflections;Mar2011, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p30
The article offers suggestions for combining orientation and mobility (O&M) of blind children with building a snowman. As stated, O&M class teaches the deaf and the blinds to interpret environmental cues and to move freely in all sorts of situations. It also offers suggestions for decorating...