Dancing Cheek to Cheek: Nurturing Beginning Social, Play and Language Interactions

Laura Meyers, Pamela Lansky

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This booklet summarizes the findings of a research project that investigated the effectiveness of different strategies for developing social, play, and language skills in babies with severe visual impairments. The four-year research project involved 10 infants and toddlers (ages 5-39 months) and their parents. The booklet discusses effective strategies gleaned from the research project in three parts. The first part discusses beginning a relationship with a baby with visual impairments. It describes how parents and babies should start getting to know each other and how to use language to socially interact with each other. The second part provides suggestions on introducing new toys to the baby, choosing the best toys, and making toys a part of a relationship with the baby. The final section addresses encouraging language developing, including letting the baby know that things have names, setting up the play so that it's easy to talk about, linking the baby's words to his play, and signs that the baby is having fun during play time. Each section closes with "Getting Down to Basics" page which summarizes strategies that work and those that do not work. Case examples throughout the text illustrate effective parent-child interaction. 

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Bibliographic Information:

Laura Meyers, Pamela Lansky. Dancing Cheek to Cheek: Nurturing Beginning Social, Play and Language Interactions (1993). Blind Childrens Center: Los Angeles, CA. (33 pages).

Language: English

Reading Level: Average

Formats Available: Printed Material

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Blind Childrens Center
4120 Marathon Street
Los Angeles, CA
90029

Phone: (800) 222-3566
Fax: (323) 665-3828

Email: cathy@blindcntr.org
URL: http://www.blindcntr.org

Languages Available: English

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Intended User Audience:

The intended user audience is parents and family members as well as faculty/trainers, and service delivery personnel in early intervention/early childhood special education.

 

Product Development:

Administrators, faculty/trainers, and service delivery personnel were involved in developing this material. This group represented the disciplines of early intervention/early childhood special education and speech pathology. All individuals are European American. 

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At the present time, no formal evaluation has been completed on this material. Currently, there are no plans for evaluation. 

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At the present time, 13,171 copies of this material have been disseminated across the United States as well as internationally. 

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