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Reach Out and Teach: Helping Your Child Who Is Visually Impaired Learn and Grow

Focuses on learning at developmental stages, expanded strategies to promote children’s skills, and preparation for early intervention, preschool, kindergarten, and beyond.

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Catalog Number: F-B0046-00

Publishers: APH Press

Authors: Kay Alicyn Ferrell, Susan J. Spungin

ISBN: 978-0-89128-457-4

Product Description

Packed with important information for today’s parents and professionals, this new edition of a groundbreaking work presents the latest research on how visually impaired children learn and develop at different ages and in the various developmental domains: sensory development, communication, movement, manipulation, and comprehension. Clear, practical, and reassuring, and full of suggested activities, this book provides a guide to teaching young visually impaired children the important life skills they need to know – skills that other children may learn simply by observation and imitation – and preparing them to enter school ready to learn with their peers.

From early intervention services to the full range of educational placements, Reach Out and Teach is the ultimate guide to helping a visually impaired child learn and grow.

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  • Foreword: Notes to Parents



    Part I: Meeting Your Baby

    CHAPTER 1 Your Child Is Visually Impaired: What Now?

    CHAPTER 2 Your Child’s Vision

    CHAPTER 3 Getting Started: How You Can Help Your Baby Learn

    CHAPTER 4 Early Intervention: Why Is It Important?

    Part II: Focus on Learning

    CHAPTER 5 Your First Year Together: Emerging Skills (Birth to 12 Months)

    CHAPTER 6 Life with Your Toddler: Practicing Beginning Skills (9 to 30 Months)

    CHAPTER 7 Your Preschooler and You: Reinforcing Development (24 to 48 Months)

    CHAPTER 8 Almost Time for School! Focusing on Readiness (48 to 60 Months)

    CHAPTER 9 Kindergarten and Beyond: What to Expect

    Epilogue: The Wisdom of Friends and Families




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    Narrative Descriptions

    • Meeting your baby
    • Your child is visually impaired: what now?
    • Your child's vision
    • Getting started: how you can help your baby learn
    • Early intervention : why is it important?
    • Focus on learning
    • Your first year together: emerging skills (birth to 12 months)
    • Life with your toddler: practicing beginning skills ( 9-30 months)
    • Your preschooler and you: reinforcing development (24-48 months)
    • Almost time for school: focusing on readiness (48-60 months)
    • Kindergarten and beyond: what to expect
    • Epilogue: the future
  • Federal Quota Funds: Available

    Publishers: APH Press

    Authors/Editors: Kay Alicyn Ferrell, Susan J. Spungin

    Publication Date: 2011

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