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


Supplies practical strategies for providing services to children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities, in all areas of early development.

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Catalog Number: F-B0030-00

Authors: Diane L. Fazzi, Rona L. Pogrund

ISBN: 978-0-89128-856-5

Product Description

Early Focus provides clear descriptions of early intervention techniques with blind and visually impaired children and stresses the benefits of family involvement and transdisciplinary teamwork. Practical applications and strategies relating to cognitive and language development, orientation and mobility, social skills, early intervention, and program development are presented to integrate current practices in one convenient source. Valuable information on working with families of various ethnic/minority groups is detailed, as are useful descriptions of how teams can work most effectively. Includes extensive resource and readings sections

  • Early Focus: Working with Young Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired and Their Families


    Preface to the Second Edition

    About the Editors

    About the Contributors

    CHAPTER 1 REFOCUS: Setting the Stage for Working with Young Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

    CHAPTER 2 FAMILY FOCUS: Working Effectively with Families

    CHAPTER 3 VISION FOCUS: Understanding the Medical and Functional Implications of Vision Loss

    CHAPTER 4 COGNITIVE FOCUS: Developing Cognition, Concepts, and Language

    CHAPTER 5 LITERACY FOCUS: Developing Skills and Motivation for Reading and Writing

    CHAPTER 6 SOCIAL FOCUS: Developing Social Skills and Promoting Positive Interactions

    CHAPTER 7 INDEPENDENCE FOCUS: Promoting Independence in Daily Living and Recreational Skills

    CHAPTER 8 BEHAVIORAL FOCUS: Developing Positive Behavioral Supports

    CHAPTER 9 MOTOR FOCUS: Promoting Movement Experiences and Motor Development

    CHAPTER 10 MOBILITY FOCUS: Developing Early Skills for Orientation and Mobility

    CHAPTER 11 TEAM FOCUS: Current Trends, Service Delivery, and Advocacy




    Narrative Descriptions


  • Federal Quota Funds: Not Available

    Authors/Editors: Diane L. Fazzi, Rona L. Pogrund

    Publication Date: 2002

    This Item Made to Order: APH does not necessarily carry this item in inventory for immediate delivery — when you order it, we will produce it for you as a special order; therefore, allow several weeks for delivery

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