"that's awesome! we get vision services through ITP. our vision teacher is so nice. have you made a toy bar or little box for your little one yet? we have two different toy bars and just started making the little box. Xavier plays so much better with the toy bars than other "gym" type toys. "
Please explain what a toy bar or vision box are . . . ? I just yesterday saw something on the NDBC website about a "calendar box" and am trying to learn about what that entails.... I'd love to hear more about what you're doing with your little one. . . do you have both vision and hearing or just vision?
You also asked what everyone else was doing . . . we're trying tactile sign, but its honestly not going anywhere too quick expressively. I think she might get some of the signs receptively, but its new to her and even a perfect system will take time to get. We also have some tactile cues that we're trying to introduce, but are still working on making those associations for the cue to even make sense.
I think the best thing we're doing is engrossing her in EVERYthing we do. Ie. I had her wash her hair the other night. Took her hands, squirted soap together, brought it up to her hair, and rub rub rubbed it in. She actually loved it! . . . Which almost made me drown in the 4" tub. . . . She hated being touched 2 months ago.
Do you have any good resources where you get ideas? I'm almost done with "Deaf-Blind Infants and Children, a developmental guide" by McInnes and Treffry, which has been good, but is really old. I've since learned about Barbara Miles and a few other "greats".
Hoping we can inspire each other a little . . .