Blindness and Children: An Individual Differences Approach by David H. WarrenBlindness and Children: An Individual Differences Approach by David H. Warren

Blindness and Children: An Individual Differences Approach

byDavid H. Warren

Paperback | August 26, 1994

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In this book, Dr. Warren summarizes and interprets the research literature on infants and children with visual impairments. He concludes that many aspects of delayed development are not the result of visual impairment itself, but rather of environmental variables that tend to accompany visual impairment. Thus, many of the typical developmental prdelays may be ameliorated or avoided by the appropriate structuring of the child's experiences. The author makes the argument that the goal of research in this area should be to understand the causes of variation within the population of visually impaired children, rather than making direct, developmental comparison with sighted children. Thus, the existing research literature is searched for evidence of variables that may account for individual differences, including particularly variables related to the child's multiple environments.
Title:Blindness and Children: An Individual Differences ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:396 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.87 inPublished:August 26, 1994Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:052145719X

ISBN - 13:9780521457194

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Interaction with the Physical World: 1. Perception of the physical world; 2. Motor and locomotor interaction with the physical world; 3. Understanding the physical world; 4. Spatial understanding and spatial behavior; Part II. The Acquisition of Cognitive Skills: 5. Language, concept formation, and classification; 6. Executive functions: memory, attention, and cognitive strategies; 7. Cognitive style, creativity, and intelligence; Part III. Adapting to the Social World: 8. Social-emotional and communicative development in infancy; 9. Communication as a social skill; 10. Social development and adjustment; 11. Developing a sense of self; Part IV. Summary: 12. Longitudinal studies; 13. Individual differences.

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This is a summary and interpretation of the research literature on infants and children with visual impairments.

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"Warren has an excellent reputation as an outstanding authority in this field." -- Paul Mussen, University of California