Sharon is widely known for her work in this area and this webcast provides an overview of the importance of including social skills instruction when teaching children who are blind or visually impaired. Sharon talks about how social skills naturally develop in children who are sighted through observation and incidental learning and the necessity of teaching these skills to children who are blind or visually impaired who do not acquire these skills incidentally.
She describes the social interactions that begin at home and then demonstrates how the child’s social circles gradually widen as they get older. Finally, Sharon discusses the important role these skills play in a student’s success in the community and workplace.
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