Book on orientation and mobility for children.
The newest volume in the Critical Concerns in Blindness Series
edited by Ronald J. Ferguson of the Louisiana Center for the Blind was
recently released. Independent Movement and Travel in Blind Children: A
Promotion Model, edited by Joseph Cutter, is designed to contribute to
the understanding of developmental orientation and mobility, and
independent movement and travel in children who are blind. According to promotional materials for the book, unlike many books and articles on
orientation and mobility for children who are blind, Independent
Movement and Travel is not about the effect of blindness on movement.
Instead, the book discusses the effect of movement on development and
the importance of movement experiences for the development of
independent movement and travel in children who are blind. Independent
Movement and Travel is intended to promote a positive outlook on their
own independent movement and travel; increase the confidence of
instructors in interactions with children who are blind; facilitate the
setting of age-appropriate movement and travel expectations for these
children; offer an alternative "developmental approach" to
conventional practices that are considered by the editor to derive from
an "adult-centered model"; and be a provocative catalyst for
positive change in the field of orientation and mobility. The 331-page
book is available in print for a cost of $39.99 (paperback) or $73.25
(hardcover). For more in formation, contact: Information Age Publishing,
P.O. Box 79049, Charlotte, NC 28271-7047; phone: 704-752-9125; e-mail:
<email@example.com>; web site: <http://infoagepub.com>.