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Because so much social behavior is learned through observation, children with blindness or visual impairments need some assistance to find their place in the social world. In this section you will find suggestions to help their children make friends, play with others, develop a sense of autonomy, and learn how to interact and reciprocate. This section also presents information on behavior problems and their interventions.
In this webcast, Perkins Occupational Therapist Sue Shannon discusses the importance of mealtime skills in teaching social skills and concept development. Video demonstrations include many practical tips and helpful strategies; close-captioned, includes downloadable PowerPoint slides.Source: Perkins School for the Blind, Perkins eLearning
Following this advice allows the guide dog to do its work safely.Source: Guide Dogs for the Blind
Ms. Whozit is an advice columnist in the NFB's Braille Monitor. She addresses questions from people with visual impairments on dealing with sighted people who are often thoughtless or rude. To find more columns, enter "Ms. Whozit" in the search field at the NFB website: www.nfb.org.Source: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
This site is a resource for parents, featuring a range of articles and links on communication, socialization, orientation and mobility, and transition, and more. Also in Spanish.Source: Family Connect