Selecting a Program

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Selecting a Program

Available FREE with every order. A guide for parents of infants and preschoolers with visual impairments


A guide for parents of infants and preschoolers with visual impairments

Deborah Chen, Ph.D. & Mary Ellen McCann, M.A. ©1993

Available in English only (28 pages)

From the introduction...
All parents face many decisions about their children: what to allow them to do, which schools to choose, and what limits to set. As a parent of a child with a visual impairment, you face many additional decisions and must find different ways of doing things. Your child may first go to programs for infants, and later, for preschoolers, before entering kindergarten.

The aim of this booklet is to help you select the program you think is best for your child, and to help you during transitions. This booklet focuses on how you select a program rather than on ways of locating a program in your particular community. How you find and use resources will depend on where you live.

Table of Contents

Being an active member of your child's team
A focus on families
Guidelines for selecting a program
The unique learning needs of young children with visual impairments
Handling the first few weeks
Final thoughts


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