Here is a booklet of information and guidance on common language and communication deficiencies in children with visual impairment or blindness, written by the staff of Eliya: Reut Kadosh and Nitzan Herzog, speech clinician.
For the full booklet download the file: Common language and communication deficiencies in children with visual impairment or blindness
This booklet gives a glimpse into the world of child development with an emphasis on the early years and the developmental characteristics of communication and language. It also provides important information about the challenges facing a child with visual impairment or blindness in the development of communication and language skills and equips the reader with tool, ideas, tips and examples, for therapeutic work at home or as part of a rehabilitation daycare center. The booklet was written based on the extensive knowledge and experience of the Elia Kindergarten Team with children with visual impairment or blindness and is supported by a literature review that presents the important theoretical and research background that supports our work at the Elia Association.
The booklet will answer questions:
- What is the work rationale that guides us in the Elia Rehabilitation Work With Children with Visual Impairment or Blindness.
- How language and communication develop and what are the main causes of language and communication deficiencies in children with visual impairment or blindness.
- Treatment methods and rehabilitation work in children with visual impairment or blindness in early childhood and preschool age to correct communication and language disabilities.
- Communication, language, speech and what's in between (ages 0-3): tips and guidance for a parent or caregiver of a child with visual impairment or blindness.
- A table summing the developmental milestones in language and communication, inhibitions associated with visual impairment and treatment suggestions.