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Blindness and Children : An Individual Differences Approach - David H. Warren

Blindness and Children

An Individual Differences Approach

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Published: 9th January 1995
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In this book, Dr. Warren summarizes and interprets the research literature on infants and children with visual impairments. He concludes that many aspects of delayed development are not the result of visual impairment itself, but rather of environmental variables that tend to accompany visual impairment. Thus, many of the typical developmental prdelays may be ameliorated or avoided by the appropriate structuring of the child's experiences. The author makes the argument that the goal of research in this area should be to understand the causes of variation within the population of visually impaired children, rather than making direct, developmental comparison with sighted children. Thus, the existing research literature is searched for evidence of variables that may account for individual differences, including particularly variables related to the child's multiple environments.

'Warren has an excellent reputation as an outstanding authority in this field.' Paul Mussen, University of California

Introduction
Interaction with the Physical World
Perception of the physical world
Motor and locomotor interaction with the physical world
Understanding the physical world
Spatial understanding and spatial behavior
The Acquisition of Cognitive Skills
Language, concept formation, and classification
Executive functions: memory, attention, and cognitive strategies
Cognitive style, creativity, and intelligence
Adapting to the Social World
Social-emotional and communicative development in infancy
Communication as a social skill
Social development and adjustment
Developing a sense of self
Summary
Longitudinal studies
Individual differences
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ISBN: 9780521457194
ISBN-10: 052145719X
Series: Cambridge Studies in Social & Emotional Development
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 9th January 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54