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New methods for studying blind children's understanding of familiar space

Lewis, V, Collis, G, Shadlock, R, Potts, M and Norgate, SH 2002, 'New methods for studying blind children's understanding of familiar space' , British Journal of Visual Impairment, 20 (1) , pp. 17-23.

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Abstract

Two previous studies have indicated that until the teenage years blind children understand the relationships between familiar locations in and around their home in terms of the routes between them rather than in terms of straight line directions. Given the practical implications of these findings, it is important that they are replicated. The present paper describes some new ways of exploring blind children's understanding of space and reports some preliminary data from three blind children, two severely visually impaired children and a small group of sighted children. These data indicate that blind children can understand the straight line relationships between different locations at a younger age than previously reported. The theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ503 The family. Marriage. Home > HQ0767 Children. Child development
Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Health and Wellbeing
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Visual Impairment
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 02646196
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2007 11:37
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:45
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/95

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