Aunt of a blind child with questions......

Mary - posted on 08/16/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I have a 20 month old niece, that I live with, that is blind. She has Septo Optic Dysplasia. I thinks thats how its spelled. I was just wondering about different ways to help her walk. Also about different toys that she would enjoy.



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Amy - posted on 08/09/2010

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My parents had me in physical therapy. I can also remember my Mom holding me under my arms to help me walk. I so not remember what toys I liked back them. I am 43 and do not think we had those potty seats. I remember just my Mom holding me on the potty to train me. Hope this helps some.

Ashley - posted on 12/12/2009

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How I taught my son to walk was by holding him under his arms and making him hold onto the wall while he was standing and encouraging him to walk along the wall while holding onto something. Also a great toy that makes lots of noise and will help him learn to walk is this Vtech piano that is on wheels. It really helped my son and sings and counts with them.

Cecilia - posted on 11/20/2009

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we are in a class and they have been putting him a prone stander. look at my pics and he is in one. its very helpfull and he is gaining strength so he can stand on his own soon hopefully!! also if she is sensitive to textures try deep muscle massage with lotion on her arms it helped ilias and now he will grab anything. it might sound silly but he likes squeeky dog toys best and soft animals.

Keri - posted on 10/17/2009

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Where I live we have the CNIB and they have workers and physical thearapists that come to your home and help your child learn independent living and mobility. Check your area for servives that are the same. I don't know if this is near you but http://www.mnssb.org/ I think you might be able to find an idea of what you need. I also find that my son likes toys that make noise and musical toys, though nothing w/ too crazy of a texture.

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