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June 2, 1956

Our Blind Children: Growing and Learning with Them

JAMA. 1956;161(5):484. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970050086027

The parents confronted with the problem of a blind child may react by exhibiting overprotection or occasionally partial rejection but in no case are they instinctively prepared for the rearing and education of an offspring so handicapped. If the blind child is to be assisted in his development toward a healthy and useful life it is necessary for the parents, after their initial psychological adjustment and acceptance of the situation, to be properly guided and informed as to their part in the adequate care of the child. This present book, written by one long familiar with the education of the blind child, describes in detail all the aspects of the training of the child afflicted with complete or partial blindness from earliest infancy through the school age. Methods of teaching necessary independence, eating, toilet training, sleeping habits, dressing, and walking and talking are all described in clear, simple language. For

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