Toddlers Taught Us Everything We Know About Belt Canes

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By Grace Ambrose-Zaken and Kelvin Crosby, Grace Ambrose-Zaken, and Kelvin Crosby. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Dr. Grace Ambrose-Zaken, COMS and Kelvin Crosby explore some of the assumptions Safe Toddles made about blind toddler and preschooler reactions to pediatric belt canes before they were created. Lessons learned included toddlers and preschoolers who are blind and mobility visually impaired did not need to be taught to walk wearing them, nor how to hold them- but instead they became the instructors. The children taught us just how valuable acquiring reliable safe mobility was to them and opened new lines of inquiry - like how does a blind toddler learn to stay with the group?

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