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Lilli Nielsen's Publications

Vision Associates
109 US Hwy 90 West #170-312
Lake City, FL 32055

Dr. Lilli Nielsen has been working with people with handicaps for 30 years. She presents workshops internationally that are based on her research on spatial relations in congenitally blind infants. She is a special education adviser at Refsnaesskolen, National Institute for Blind and Partially Sighted Children and Youth in Denmark.

Early Learning-Step by Step

Parents, teachers, and others who care for children with disabilities will learn how all children achieve readiness skills for learning, such as sitting, eating, walking, etc. and how environmental intervention can facilitate learning through Active Learning.

Functional Scheme

Determines developmental levels and changes in levels, assesses motor development, sensory areas, spatial and object perception, social and emotional perception, play, and daily living skills.

Spatial Relations in Congenitally Blind Infants

This is Lilli's dissertation on her scientific study. The study investigated whether a specially designed environment ("Little Room") would facilitate the development of early spatial relations in congenitally blind infants.

Educational Approaches

This book is a combination of Lilli's essays and research. It explains how she expanded the educational approaches for children and infants with vision impairments.

Are You Blind?

This book addresses children who are autistic and visually impaired. Lilli explains the children as developmentally threatened. She describes an educational method which, over 20 years, has shown to be of benefit to the children's emotional, motor, communication, and social development.

Space and Self

This book discusses the use of the "Little Room" to enhance development of sensory integration, object conceptualization, self-identification and early spatial relations in children with visual impairments.

The Comprehending Hand

The ability to grasp is of fundamental importance for a blind child to get into contact with his/her surroundings and to enhance the development of other senses. The book gives practical hints on how to adapt materials and surroundings to stimulate and encourage development in blind children.

The Fiela Curriculum—730 Learning Environments

This guide is for parents, professionals and staff responsible for establishing optimal learning conditions for children at the developmental levels of 1 to 48 months. Contains book, Velcro board for weekly curriculum, and file of 730 cards describing learning environments.

Visual Impairment—Understanding the Needs of Young Children

J. Van der Poel wrote this as a guide to assist in the interdisciplinary partnership to promote early development in children with visual impairments. The information is important for educational planning and a necessity for parents, teachers, therapists, doctors and all that work with the children.

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