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Blind Stimulation

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Infant Stimulation

Avoidance

Separation

One area of development at a time

Directive, spatial words

Substitutions

Facing child when working

Avoid rocking excessive repetition

Behavior modification

 

Toothpicks

Pipe cleaners

Sticks

Yarn

Indented puzzles

Open ended slot puzzles

 

Substitution, separation, avoidance

 

Red flashlight, foil

 

Blind children – tactile stimulation – fingers, lips, and toes

Corrugated cardboard letters with accompanying pictures of food, clothing, and animals.

Touch boards: zipping, buttoning, simple mechanical devices – locks, slide bolts, etc.

 

Taste rewards for paying attention

Discrimination – grouping, egg carton

What is missing? Shapes and sizes.  Sorting – socks, shoes, buttons, plastic forks, paper plates

 

Symbols

Hot, sharp, go, stop, back up, go ahead, freeze – word symbols, directive language

 

Sand paper, foil, water, contact paper

Vowel sounds with tape recorder

Simple directions with tape recorder

Parts of body – touch your nose

Color forms – shapes and sizes

Stick on pictures

 

Spatial relationships

Mats, rugs

Tables, chairs

Body edging

Planning around

Plastic clotheslines, edge of things

Twister mat

Jars and lids – varying sizes

 

Exercises – obstacle courses, avoidance reflexes

Rolling, pitching, tossing, hide and seek

Ask Dr. Susan