A Unique Way of Learning

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A Unique Way of Learning

Teaching young children with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia

Rosalinda Mendiola B.A., Cheryl Bahar Ph.D., Jill Brody MA, O.T.R./L, & Gayle L. Slott MA, CCC/SLP ©2005

$10 Available in English only (64 pages)

From the introduction...
The booklet you are holding in your hands was inspired by our need as educators and therapists of preschool students who are blind and visually impaired to share our observations of children with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia (ONH) and the therapies we have found to be helpful when working with these children. The work we do at the Blind Childrens Center is very rewarding to us, and we never imagined that one day we would take on such a challenging, yet rewarding endeavor.

Chances are that if you are reading this booklet it is because you have a child with ONH or are working with a child with this condition. Whatever the reason, we hope you find the information included both helpful and educational. Our intention was to make this booklet user friendly and easy to read. When we started thinking about writing about our experiences with children who have this diagnosis we were not sure if there would be an audience for it. As we searched for literature on the subject we found that very little has been written on the educational implications that ONH presents. What has been written is filled with medical terminology which makes it sometimes difficult to read and understand. Our aim is to make this booklet as straight-forward and as easy to understand as possible. To be accurate, however, when discussing such a complex diagnosis we did need to use terminology that requires clarification. At the end of the booklet we have included appendixes that have definitions, Web sites and organizations that may be helpful.

Table of Contents

Rosalinda Mendiola B.A.

Vision issues: A multidisciplinary approach
Rosalinda Mendiola B.A.

Strategies for the classroom teacher: Working with preschool children with ONH
Cheryl Bahar Ph.D.

Occupational Therapy: For children with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia and associated developmental concerns
Jill Brody MA, O.T.R./L

Speech and language development: In children with ONH
Gayle L. Slott MA, CCC/SLP

Appendix A
Terms commonly used in relation to ONH

Appendix B
Web sites of interest


Acknowledgements/Our mission

About the authors

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