Division on Visual Impairments

VIDBE-Q 64.4 Fall 2019

A quarterly newsletter from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Visual Impairments containing practitioner tips for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and other professionals.

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VIDBE-Q Volume 64 Issue 4 54 Tracey Gaver, M.A., CTVI and IMH-E ® Infant Family Specialist; Kindering; Tracey.Gaver@Kindering.org In the world of early intervention (EI), we are busy. I can hear your sigh. Between just trying to make a "reasonable" schedule including paperwork, travel times, paperwork, sessions with the family, and more paperwork, we are busy. Did I mention the paperwork? Who has time for anything else? Please don't give us 'one more thing' to do. BUT. . . what if I told you that this 'one more thing,' could change everything? What if I told you that you are already doing this 'one more thing' in some fashion? Given the title of the article, you already know the 'one more thing' is providing our services through an infant mental health (IMH) lens. And it really can change everything for both you and the families you support. So what is infant mental health? The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning defines infant mental health as: The developing capacity of the child from birth to 3 to experience, regulate (manage), and express emotions; form close and secure relationships; and explore and Early Intervention Services Through an Infant Mental Health Lens

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