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PARENTS’ NETWORK LETTER – November 2022

PARENTS’ NETWORK LETTER November 2022 Editor: RETHA STASSEN Contact details: E-mail: retha.work@gmail.com Cell no/SMS/WhatsApp: 082-442-0467 Dear parents, teachers, and other interested persons All of us are probably amazed at the speed with which 2022 flew. We wish you a peaceful, meaningful holiday season and we hold thumbs for all the learners who will be writing…

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CONSTITUTIONAL COURT JUDGMENT ON COPYRIGHT ACT A MOMENTOUS VICTORY FOR PERSONS WHO ARE BLIND AND THEIR ACCESS TO BOOKS

CONSTITUTIONAL COURT JUDGMENT ON COPYRIGHT ACT A MOMENTOUS VICTORY FOR PERSONS WHO ARE BLIND AND THEIR ACCESS TO BOOKS BLIND SA and SECTION27 celebrate historical judgment, which finds the Copyright Act unconstitutional for unfairly discriminating against persons with visual disabilities, ending the Book Famine! 21 September 2022, Johannesburg – BLIND SA and SECTION27 celebrate the…

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RESOURCES

1.        Chairperson of the Education and ECD Committee Susan Bam Blind SA Cell: 079 871 6628 Email: susanmbam@gmail.com   2.        Parents’ Network Letter BlindSA Family, teachers  and professionals who are interested in the development of children with visual impairment, can subscribe to this free quarterly network letter. It is also available in Xhosa –…

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PARENTS’ NETWORK LETTER

Editor:  RETHA STASSEN Contact details:  E-mail:  retha.work@gmail.com   Cell no/SMS/WhatsApp:      082-442-0467   Dear parents, teachers, and other interested persons Hopefully the less restrictive regulations enable all the schools and professionals to continue with their valuable work supporting families with babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and scholars who are visually impaired. You are welcome to contact us for…

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How do you describe the beauty of mother nature to a blind child?

These are some quotes from visually impaired people about their enjoyment of nature. “Sight is only one of our five senses. And while many people think it is tragic that some children have a visual impairment, it does not have to limit these children’s experience of the beauty of nature or that they have less…

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LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT – THE ABILITY TO TALK AND COMMUNICATE WITH OTHERS

Delayed speech – Why? Pre-Verbal Stage Visual impairment inhibits the language development of a baby. In the beginning babies babble. A visually impaired baby will also do this, but after a while they will stop as it interferes with their hearing. Before a baby starts talking, they use other ways to communicate with others. They…

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ENVIRONMENTAL KNOWLEDGE ( DISCOVERING THE WORLD AROUND YOU)

It can often be hard for children with visual impairment to fill in the gaps or to fully understand what’s going on around them. That is why, especially when they are little, they need your help to explain to them how the world works or how people accomplish simple tasks. Your child will also need…

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COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

Children develop thinking skills by having numerous opportunities to play with the people and objects around them. Any activity which helps a child learn, gives them new ways to think about the world. Most children who can see begin to learn thinking skills at about the following ages: Between 6 and 9 months, babies learn…

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