of the most important tasks for the parent of a blind
child is to get the child moving. Movement brings the
child into contact with objects and people in the world.
Contact with the world stimulates many aspects of the
child's developmentlanguage, curiosity, problem
solving, concept development, social interaction. Perhaps
most important of all, contact with the world helps
the child learn that he or she can be an active participant
in the world, not just a passive one, a doer, not a
done-to-er. It's important for the child to go
to the world, not always to have the world brought to
him or her. This is true for the child with additional
disabilities as well as the child who is "just blind."
information in this section will help parents get their
young blind children going.