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Parenting a Literal Child

It's not just a matter of symantics - for some kids, everything is literal. In parenting several kids with FAS/FAE, I've found that you have to be very careful with your instructions - because they'll be followed!

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Musical Light Box - Universal

Note: Review only, product no longer for sale.

Light Box Enhances Visually Impaired Children's View of the World

This multi-purpose musical light box can be used as a backlight for tracing or as a light source for the visually impaired. Easily activated by any of our capability switches. Accepts 1/8" plugs. Requires 2 "D" batteries

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Musical Light Box - Universal

Typical Access Profile

Auditory

Normal
Low
Extremely Low
Not Using Hearing
Hyper-Acute

Vision

Normal
Low
Extremely Low
Not Using Vision

Gross Motor

All
Some
Few
Not Using Gross Motor

Fine Motor

All
Some
Few
Not Using Fine Motor

Developmental Age Range

0 - 2
3 - 5
6 - 8
9 - 12
13 and Over

Language

Typical
Some Spoken
Receptive Only
Sign
Assistive/Augmentitive
Not Using Language
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Talking about hearing impairment

Give more, not different. If a child has a hearing impairment, we sometimes slip in to an exaggerated communications mode. We must resist! Speak normally, as exaggerated lip movements are difficult to read. Adult's should instead provide visual cues that accompanies normal speech, without distorting the message with uncommon motions.

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