March 1958

Our Blind Children.

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By Berthold Lowenfeld. Price, $5.50. Pp. 205, with 4 illustrations. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-307 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield, Ill., 1956.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1958;95(3):337-338. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1958.02060050339026

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This book brings a wealth of information and good sense to parents and others who are concerned with the education and rearing of blind children. It is written from the author's rich background of experience and treats the subject matter clearly and realistically, and with sympathetic human understanding.

The discussion of parents' feelings and attitudes when they first learn their baby is blind, and that all parents in the same situation share their state of mind, is reassuring to parents. Further explanation of the emotional upheaval some parents experience is accompanied by guideposts as to when outside counseling is indicated and how it may be obtained. The fundamental parent-child relationships are reiterated, and their even greater importance when the child is blind is stressed.

Practical advice is given concerning the many problems confronting both the child and the parents through babyhood and childhood. Parents and teachers should resist the temptation

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