Tactile Book Project for You and Your Child

Tactile experience books are a great idea for all children. They can be used to encourage independent reading, to improve daily living skills, or to help children make sense of the world around them. They are a way to connect objects and words in books to their personal experiences.

Happier Holidays for Children with Vision Loss

Children with vision loss, mental health issues or developmental and physical challenges such as autism, sensory issues, depression and anxiety may need extra help managing the festivities of the season. They also do not all experience the holidays the same way.

Planning a Museum Trip – Tips for Parents of Children with Vision Loss

Visiting a museum with a child who is blind or has low vision may seem like a tough thing to do, but just like many parenting tasks, if you break things down and prepare ahead, the seemingly ominous project may not be so tough after all.

Protect Your Child’s Eyes

Small children’s eyes are much more sensitive to light and allow 70% more UV rays into their retina than adults. There are many ways to protect their vision with a few simple precautions.

Why do We Patch?

If you notice any of the warning signs in this article or you notice any other irregularities with your child’s vision, you should have your child examined. They may have amblyopia a medical term used when the vision in one of the eyes is reduced because the eye and the brain are not working together properly. The eye itself looks normal, but it is not being used normally.

My New Student is Blind. What Do I Need to Know?

If the student is blind or has vision loss, he or she needs to receive an orientation to the building, specifically classroom(s), lockers and bathroom. There will also be related service personnel who will need access to the building.

Air Travel: Can I really do this with my child?

To families with children who are blind or have visual impairments, as well as other disabilities, flying can be extremely anxiety provoking. Changes in routine and being in unfamiliar environments can be very disruptive and difficult for some children.

Concept Development in Infants and Toddlers

Eighty percent of learning is through vision and therefore vision (or the lack of it), has a major impact on concept development in young children.

Meeting the Needs of Children with Vision Loss

Linda Gerra, EdD, Director of Children’s Vision Programs at Lighthouse Guild, is an expert on working with children with blindness or visual impairment and the effect of visual impairment on early motor development.

WORLD SIGHT DAY 2016

According to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, about 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide. Preventable causes are as high as 80% of the total global visual impairment burden.