Transition to Independence for Preschoolers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
As the preschool years come to an end, kindergarten looms around the corner. Like the transition from early intervention to preschool you and your child made a few years ago, this next transition can be a bit stressful for you both. Take time to investigate what school program will be best for your child, what professionals will be there to support him, and what you can do to prepare him to meet with success when he starts kindergarten.
At the same time, now that he’s older, he can be a part of more experiences out in the community, so you’ll want to consider if there are places you’d like to take him or groups you’d like to see him join.
In this section, you’ll find resources to help you and your child make this next transition.
- Orientation and Mobility for Blind Preschoolers
- Helping Your Child Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired Learn About the World
- Five Tips to Make Field Trips More Meaningful for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
- Teaching Visually Impaired Children to Introduce Themselves
- Encouraging Blind Preschoolers to Build Friendships
- Assertive Language for Visually Impaired Preschoolers
- Letting Your Visually Impaired Child Help
- Listening Skills for Visually Impaired Preschoolers
- Exposing Your Child Who Is Blind to Hobbies
- Exposing Blind Preschoolers to Jobs
- Pretend Play Introduces Blind Children to Jobs
- Using Calendars with a Preschooler with Visual Impairment