Tactile sense is necessary for the person with blindness.
Touch is essential for collecting information from the environment and performing tasks. The information obtained provides information about the characteristics of the object and its functional aspects. Tactile skills are necessary for independent functioning. Children with blindness should behave differently than children see, because they need, among other things, to rely heavily on the tactile sense as a substitute for vision and on this basis receive necessary information for performing tasks, problem solving and more. The visual system provides information about shape, size, color, distance, location and speed of movement, direction of objects and people in the environment – all at a glance.
A child with blindness will need to use alternative sensory information to acquire this vital information. In order to develop the ability to receive sensory information, many sensory experiences are needed. The ability to sharp the touch decreases with age. Therefore, it is best to start an intervention as young as possible and take advantage of cerebral plasticity. It was also found that blind babies tend to investigate on a tactical and non-auditory basis. This finding shows the importance of the tactile sense at the beginning of childhood and the need to develop it.
We at THEA advocate building the child's environment from the very first years of his life, so that it is rich in sensory experiences and will include the development of the necessary sensory skills.
A "tactile wall" enables rich sensory stimulation in the child's natural environment and contributes to the ability to identify sensations and textures, sensory diagnosis, tactile memory, delicate hand functions and other necessary skills.
Eli's branches have tyling walls in the branches.
And in the gardens there are even portable tectal panels, the tablets are used by the entire kindergarten, of course each age and every child according to its functioning. Children are intrigued researchers react differently to each texture and all without the need for words.
The children with developmental delay we place on or near some boards so that he can feel
The panels are mainly designed to tactile various soft/rough textures, sharpening the tactile sense and sense of sight.
– What can be done with the tablets for children walking or crawling – you can create a sensational pathway. Allow the child to be barefoot and walk on the different surfaces.
In addition, it is advisable to expand the world of concepts, talk to the child about the different textures (hard, soft, smooth, rough, wavy, striped, etc….), Concepts of opposites (hard-soft, up-down).
Mobile tactical panels can be created for home use.
Highlights for home preparation – first of all safety, thinking about which surface I want to paste and with which sticking material will be strong enough.
Then think about what textures I'd like (here you can literally rave with the imagination)
There is a possibility that on each board there will be only one feeling or another option that each board will have 2 different textures (it is better for the textures to be contrasting in order to give more interest and meaning to the child).
In addition, remembering not to overload from a visual point of view as well as thinking about items that can be pasted and will attract more vision.