I Know Someone with a Visual Impairment


This book introduces readers to what visual impairments are, how they people, and what they can do to be a good friend to someone living with a visual impairment.

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This book introduces readers to what visual impairments are, how they people, and what they can do to be a good friend to someone living with a visual impairment.

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Children's Literature - Jean Boreen
This text is part of the "Understanding Health Issues" series specifically focused on introducing young readers to health issues commonly faced in our world today. This particular text, with its focus on visual impairments, contains twelve chapters that begin with a general introduction to the impairment and what it is, treatments for certain types of impairments like near- or far-sightedness, how blindness may occur and various treatments, and how one lives with blindness. The book then moves into a consideration of how people live with the impairment and handle school, public, and home situations; this sequence of information also has a nice section about two famous people who have impairments—in this case, musician star Stevie Wonder and marathon runner Marla Runyon—and how each has trained to be successful in his/her field. A "Visual Impairments: Facts and Fiction" section comes at the end of the text, and has a short quiz that careful readers of the text should ace. Well-chosen photos throughout the text help to illustrate aspects of life with visual impairments and are generally positive pictures of young people interacting with others who have impairments. The glossary and "Find Out More" sections at the end provide additional resources for those who would like more about blindness and other visual impairments. This book and the series in general, attempts to provide a broad, informational baseline for young readers, and is successful in doing so. Reviewer: Jean Boreen, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432945787
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Series: Understanding Health Issues Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: NC930L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.61 (w) x 8.69 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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