Hablame: Un guía de lenguaje para padres de niños ciegos [Spanish] [Talk to Me: A Language Guide for Parents of Blind Children]

Linda Kekelis, Nancy Chernus-Mansfield

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This brochure (a Spanish translation of Talk to Me, see CL01376) for parents of blind infants and young children offers suggestions for building the child's language and social skills through talking to the child and interacting in a variety of ways. The importance is stressed of talking to the young infants, even though they don't respond with eye contact, and of learning to recognize the infant's efforts at communication. Other suggestions include avoiding the over-stimulation of constant television or radio, describing family activities to the child, helping the child to explore his environment, including the child in family activities, sharing in the child's experience of the world, helping children become aware of their feelings, and asking the child many questions.
 

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Linda Kekelis, Nancy Chernus-Mansfield. Hablame: Un guía de lenguaje para padres de niños ciegos [Spanish] [Talk to Me: A Language Guide for Parents of Blind Children] (1984). Blind Childrens Center: Los Angeles, CA. (12 pages).

Language: Spanish

Reading Level: Easy

Formats Available: Printed Material

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Blind Childrens Center
4120 Marathon St.
Los Angeles, CA
90029

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

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

Languages Available: English, Spanish

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Related Items:

Háblame II: Preocupaciones comunes [Spanish] [Talk to Me II: Common Concerns]
Talk to Me II: Common Concerns
Talk to Me: A Language Guide for Parents of Blind Children

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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. 

Product Development:

The authors were employed at the Blind Children's 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. 

Product Evaluation:

This booklet has not undergone any formal evaluation process after it was published. Prior to being published, the Blind Children's Center distributed the booklets among parents and professionals in the community for scrutiny and feedback.

 

Product Dissemination:

More than 800,000 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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