Description of The Home Environments of Young Blind Children
Abstract:The aim of this study was to identify specific aspects of the home environment related to the development of young children with visual impairments. The subjects of the study were 18 mothers and their legally blind children, aged 20-36 months, with no other handicapping conditions. The overall home environments were found to be consistently favorable, despite the differences in the parents' socioeconomic status. However, they were not significantly related to any developmental scores except for the positive relationship between the emotional and verbal responsiveness of some mothers and the expressive pragmatic language abilities of their children.