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Recognizing and Building Abstract Thinking in the Child with Visual Impairment

Facilitator(s): Marnee Loftin
Date:March 18, 2020
Time:3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
No charge
Location: Virtual
Course code: 20-IE-283

Target Audience

Teachers, Educational Assistants, Child Care Workers, Persons who work with BVI Children

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About this learning opportunity

In abstract thinking, children learn to engage in problem solving and connecting objects and experiences. It allows a child the opportunity to begin to deal with concepts that are not immediately present in their world. Development of abstract thinking skills is a critical factor in ensuring academic success, as well as in dealing with the complexities of life.

Children with visual impairments, both ocular and brain-based, often have difficulties in developing these skills in abstract thinking without specific educational interventions.

About the facilitator(s)

School psychologist who worked at Texas School for the Blind/Visually Impaired. She trained as a clinical developmental psychologist and worked for a research and development organization charged with the development of the national Head Start program. Marnee is a regular blogger on “Paths to Literacy”.