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 Sobre a Deficiência Visual

Reaching, Crawling, Walking... Let's Get Moving!

Orientation and Mobility for  Preschool Children

Susan Simmons and Sharon Maida
 

 

Summary

This booklet examines what Orientation and Mobility (O&M) is and how it can influence the independence of a child with visual impairment or blindness. The booklet is divided into four sections - Reaching, Crawling, Walking, and Cane Use.

In each section, terminology used by O&M specialists is explained, including "senses," "environment," "travel," and "space," and related to the child's developmental stage.
 

  1. The section on reaching notes the importance of stimulating the baby's interest in the toys and people in his or her environment.
  2. The section on crawling emphasizes the baby's use of all senses as he or she travels through the house exploring new environments and stresses the importance of encouraging the baby to do some things independently.
  3. The section on walking describes the developmental stages of the baby pulling himself up on furniture and cruising along walls and comments on the importance of arranging home furnishings for child safety.
  4. The section on cane use discusses pre-cane mobility devices such as push-toys and procedures for learning to use a white cane. Numerous black and white photographs illustrate the text.


Table of Contents

Reaching
The New Arrival
Reach Out and Touch
My Favorite Things
Things To Remember

Crawling
Rocking and Rolling
Creeping and Crawling…I'm Really Moving Now
Movin’…Movin’…Movin’
Stepping Up
Things To Remember

Walking
Finding My Way
Creating Trails…Trailing!
Surprises…How To Enjoy Them Without Bumps
Things To Remember

Cane Use
Using Pre-Cane Mobility Devices
Learning To Use A White Cane
Things To Remember



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Reaching, Crawling, Walking... Let's get moving!
Susan Simmons and Sharon Maida, 1992

Blind Childrens Center - Los Angeles, USA
 

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22-Abr-2009
publicado por MJA