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Deaf-Blind Infants and Children : A Developmental Guide - John McInnes

Deaf-Blind Infants and Children

A Developmental Guide

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This is a comprehensive reference guide for teachers, parents, and paraprofessionals working or living with children who are both deaf and blind. It provides day-to-day guidance and suggestions about techniques and methods for assessing children with multi-sensory deprivation, and for devising programs to help them cope.

The Multi-sensory Deprived Childp. 1
Multi-sensory Deprivationp. 2
Rubellap. 3
Some Basic Assumptionsp. 5
Organizing a Programp. 15
Where Do I Start?p. 17
Activity-Based Programming in a Reactive Environmentp. 24
Creating a Reactive Environmentp. 25
Social and Emotional Developmentp. 33
The Need for a Reactive Environmentp. 34
Stages of Interactionp. 36
General Developmentp. 39
Communicationp. 57
Types of Communicationp. 58
Mechanical Aidsp. 61
Motor Developmentp. 93
Gross Motor Developmentp. 94
Fine Motor Developmentp. 141
Perceptual Developmentp. 151
Tactile Developmentp. 154
Visual Perceptionp. 157
Auditory Perceptionp. 186
Cognitive-Conceptual Developmentp. 207
Cognitive Functioningp. 208
Assessment of Intelligencep. 210
Suggested Approach to Assessmentp. 215
Concept Formationp. 216
Orientation and Mobilityp. 223
Development of Individual Approachesp. 225
Formal Orientation and Mobility Trainingp. 239
Life Skillsp. 243
Awarenessp. 246
Learningp. 248
Applicationp. 248
Maintenance and Modificationp. 249
Some Frequently Asked Questionsp. 261
How Should I Discipline My Child?p. 262
Is My Child Deaf-Blind?p. 267
Integration, Segregation, or Institutionalization?p. 268
Glossaryp. 271
Referencesp. 279
Indexp. 281
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ISBN: 9780802077875
ISBN-10: 0802077870
Series: Heritage
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 1st July 1993
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.29  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 2