Early Childhood Resources

Because a great deal of an infant's learning is through the visual mode, it's important to understand the effect of visual impairment on child development. Find out what types of intervention are most effective during these crucial formative years. Materials for older students can be found under the appropriate categories.

This tutorial suggests fun and motivating story telling and writing exercises for students who are blind or visually impaired.

Source: Perkins eLearning
YMCA Camp Ockanickon
Medford, New Jersey
Phone: 609-654-8225
Email:  gregk@ycamp.org
 
Source: YMCA Camps

Mary McDonach explains the pattern of speech development in which children repeat what has been said to them.

Source: Wonder Baby

FamilyConnect describes the role of each member of the educational team. There are links to related documents, including strategies for success, the role of the paraprofessional and the TVI (Teacher of the Visually Impaired).

Source: FamilyConnect for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

This page describes the essential elements of the IEP, offers checklists of keys points, what to do before, during and after an IEP meeting, a checklist of key points, and advice for keeping educational records.

Source: FamilyConnect for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

Information on eye doctors and exams, common eye conditions and their symptoms, glasses, and contact lenses.

Source: KidsHealth

NCDB offers links to articles and other publications on the topic of babies and infants with deafblindness.

Source: National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)

Provides a solid foundation for understanding eye conditions that affect seniors. Addresses treatment and rehabilitation; includes a vision simulation video and glossary.

Source: VisionAware

Kitchen organization ideas and simple steps for streamlining kitchen chores, written with seniors in mind.

Source: VisionAware

For our UK community, a list of captioned and described films currently playing in theatres. Latest DVD releases in the UK are also found here.

Section 504 protects individuals from discrimination (based on their disability) by workplaces and services that receive federal assistance. This fact sheet lists specific actions which The Rehabilitation Act expressly forbids.

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The benefits of a comprehensive driving evaluation, what to expect during the exam, how to find a licensed professional.

Source: The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence

A wealth of information can be found here on all topics related to infants and toddlers, and the adults who spend time with them. The online information includes many specific tips on topics ranging from play to sleep.

This site presents specific suggestions for helping preschoolers learn how to zip, button, snap, and fasten.

Source: FamilyConnect for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments
Missouri School for the Blind
St. Louis, Missouri
 
Source: Camp Abilities

Blogger Erin shares a thorough and honest, explanation of her low vision experience, and goes beyond ophthalmic explanations into real day-to-day life with visual impairment. She includes many photographs that illustrate how she views her environment.

Source: A Number of Things

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