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Early Focus: Working With Young Blind or Visually Impaired Children and Their Families

by Jessica S. Lambert Diane L. Fazzi Rona L. Pogrund

Stressing the importance of early intervention in working with children with visual impairment, Pogrund (formerly special education, California State U.) and Fazzi (special education, California State U.) offer practitioners (teachers and other specialized professionals) an edited guide to working with children under age five. Eleven chapters review the developmental areas that are likely to be affected by vision loss and discuss the theory and knowledge base behind suggested educational practices in these areas. Chapters cover working with families, medical and functional implications, cognitive development, literacy, social development, promotion of independence and daily living skills, behavioral supports, motor and mobility development, and working with other professionals. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Early Focus: Working with Young Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired and Their Families (Second Edition)

by Diane L. Fazzi Rona L. Pogrund

The second edition of Early Focus: Working With Young Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired and Their Families is a comprehensive resource on early childhood visual impairment. It addresses the needs of children who are blind or visually impaired from the age of birth to 5.

Imagining The Possibilities

by Diane L. Fazzi Barbara Petersmeyer

This book explores creative methods of teaching various orientation and mobility techniques to persons who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities. Imagining the Possibilities is a hands-on teaching resource for pre-service and practicing O&M specialists. It offers materials, samples, and creative teaching strategies for working effectively with students.

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