Transition to Independence: Milestones for Blind Babies and Toddlers
Long before your baby turns three and leaves early intervention services, there are things you may want to consider. What preschool should he attend? What should I look for in a preschool? How do I get him ready to be away from me and the rest of the family?
Every day, he and you are learning new things as he transitions from being a toddler into the preschool years. These resources can help you prepare for this big transition.
- Pre-Preschool Anxiety for Parents of Toddlers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
- Parents’ Tips on Getting Your Child Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired Ready for Preschool
- Parent’s Perspective: My Hardest Transition Ever
In addition, now that your child is getting older, you can really involve him more in
- learning about the community in which you live and expanding his knowledge of the world around him,
- teaching your child empathy and good manners,
- making choices and laying the foundation for a future career,
- using assistive technology, and
- orientation and mobility training.