200 pages | 167 Color Illus.
This practical resource is designed to help professionals, parents and carers as they support children with vision impairments to develop independence in everyday tasks. Using the Early Years Foundation Stage framework as a basis, it provides a wealth of strategies and activities to develop key skills including dressing, maintaining personal hygiene, eating and drinking and road safety.
This is an invaluable tool that can be dipped in and out of to help make learning fun, boosting the child’s confidence and helping create a positive ‘can-do’ attitude when faced with new challenges.
Research shows strong indicators that early intervention can reduce or eliminate developmental delays in children with a vision impairment. The supporting strategies in this book help busy professionals and carers to make every opportunity a learning opportunity, allowing children with a vision impairment to become confident and independent individuals.
Common Terms Introduction Including Basic Skills and strategies you will need And Basic developmental skills and strategies your child will need Habilitation Skills: Foundation Early Years Foundation Curriculum Section: 1.00-2.00 Dressing, Undressing & fastenings 3.00 Personal Hygiene -toileting, hand washing 4.00 Feeding Eating and drinking 5.00 Movement 6.00 Concept development 7.00 Listening and Looking 8.00 Road safety 9.00 Personal safety 10.00 Starting school or nursery Appendices Busy Bags Activity Sheets Handouts Songs, Rhymes and Story Bags Supplementary information available online Glossary References