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LEO LEARNS BY DOING (DVD, 17 minutes)
When a blind child is born into a family, the situation is new and confusing. Parents have thousands of questions but very few answers.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF A BLIND CHILD MUST BE SUPPORTED IN ALL EVERYDAY SITUATIONS. WHAT IS NEEDED
"To acquire new skills, a child needs thousends of repetitions, which in most cases take place during everyday chores. With a blind child, the parents are in a particularly significant role. It is importan to find an active and workable daily rhythm that suits each family the best. it is vital that the parents have the strenght to observe the needs of not only the blind child, but also their own needs and those of the other children in the family.
A blind child needs just as many experiences as the sighted child. But getting these experiences often takes much more time than for a sighted child. Excessive protectiveness slows down and hinders the child's development. It is i mportant that the child experiences, within the limits of his/her tolerance, the unexpectedness of everyday life, both the joyous and the unpleasant sides, so that the child's sphere of experience will be as great as possible. Each child gains practice the important skill of tolerating disappointment in their everyday games and chores.
Like any other child, the blind child needs limits set by an adult to guide his/her development. However, most important is the love, simple, everyday companionship and the presence of a loving adult.
We wish you the inquisitiveness of an explorer on your shared journey!"
These questions are answered in this DVD LEO LEARNS BY DOING, a
video about the everyday handling of a blind baby.
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The DVD contains information on the everyday handling of a blind child and on the support to the development of the child's motor skills.
The DVD contains Finnish, Swedish, English and Russian versions.
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