Háblame II: Preocupaciones comunes [Spanish] [Talk to Me II: Common Concerns]
Nancy Chernus-Mansfield, Dori Hayashi, Linda Kekelis
This booklet, the Spanish translation for Talk to Me II, is for Spanish speaking parents of children with blindness. It discusses the importance of language for children who cannot see. It addresses three common concerns about the language of children with blindness, including repetitions, questions, and pronouns. Recommendations for parents include: (1) encourage early repetitions; (2) respond to the ideas and feelings in your child's repetitions; (3) reinforce language with hands-on experiences; (4) provide your child with a variety of experiences that enrich her understanding of the world around her; (5) talk often enough to let your child know you are nearby and are available to him; (5) describe new experiences before introducing them to children with blindness; (6) be direct and tell your child that he has asked enough questions; and (7) use games to teach pronouns.
Nancy Chernus-Mansfield, Dori Hayashi, Linda Kekelis. Háblame II: Preocupaciones comunes [Spanish] [Talk to Me II: Common Concerns] (1987). Blind Childrens Center: Los Angeles, CA.
Reading Level: Easy
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Intended User Audience:
This book is intended primarily for parents. The authors worked in Los Angeles at a center with a very multicultural student population.
Two of the authors were employed at the Blind Childrens Center at the time this material was developed. They had extensive experience in working with children who are blind or visually impaired. Information was primarily obtained from parents, although it was also supplemented by information from teachers and from observing the students themselves.
This booklet has not undergone any formal evaluation process after it was published. Prior to it being published, the Blind Childrens Center distributed the booklets among parents and professionals in the community for scrutiny and feedback.
More than 200,000 copies of this booklet have been disseminated almost worldwide- throughout the United States, South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia. The publisher has a list of 13,000 organizations throughout the world to which it distributes materials .
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