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Blind Stimulation

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Infant Stimulation



One area of development at a time

Directive, spatial words


Facing child when working

Avoid rocking excessive repetition

Behavior modification



Pipe cleaners



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



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

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