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November 1972

Our Blind Children

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Watertown, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;88(5):579-580. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000030581026

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This is the third edition of the book that has become the recognized textbook in the United States on the subject of our blind children.

Aimed primarily at the parents of blind children, it is an invaluable source of information for all who have any contacts with blind children either as parents, teachers, or administrators. It seeks to answer the questions which mothers and fathers pose concerning their children, and it takes the parents step by step through all the different phases of a child's development, both during the preschool and school years.

Dr. Lowenfeld, who for a number of years was superintendent of the California School for the Blind in Berkeley, has a keen sense of what parents need to know and where giving information in considerable detail is essential. Fortunately, he has a style which makes even the most detailed descriptions readable and, in his desire to avoid

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