Published in the highly-acclaimed Human Horizons Series, the pre-eminent list for people with disabilities, the elderly and the afflicted, and those who care for them, written by the leading experts.
This warm and highly practical book draws on the author’s own experience of working closely with parents to develop the abilities of children who have multisensory impairments. The children may have total or partial deafness, be blind or partially sighted, and may have additional physical disabilities or learning difficulties.
Working with children ranging from a few months old to the teenage years, the author describes a holistic approach that will develop communication, self-help skills and, above all, confidence in their ability to explore their world in a positive way. The many children’s programmes described in the book show what changes may be wrought with the right stimulation and with full parental involvement.
First published in 1986, this revised edition includes two new chapters and has been substantially rewritten to to take account of changing approaches and educational practices. Its scope has broadened to cater for the many children with multisensory impairments who now attend mainstream schools, and with its advice on materials and books it offers all those working with parents of children who have multisensory impairments a uniquely valuable guide to practical approaches that reflect the needs of present-day young people.
Rosalind Wyman has worked as Senior Practitioner with SENSE South East and was for many years Head of the Ealing Family Centre. Through her adopted son, Alexander, she has gained many insights into teh way with sensory impairments perceive the world.
“It should be carefully and totally read, the unusual structure must be experienced, thus the reader will have more possibility of absorbing the ambience so essential to the spirit of the book, and so different from many others”