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Dote-Kwan, J., & Chen, D. (2010). Temperament and young children with visual impairment:Perceptions of Anglo and Latino parents. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness,104, 542-553.

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This study examines the similarities and differences between Anglo and Latino parents in their perceptions of the temperamental qualities of their young children with visual impairments.

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Chen, D. (2009). Guiding principles in early intervention: Implications for practice. In E. Trief & R. Shaw (Eds.). Everyday activities to promote visual efficiency. A handbook for working with young children with visual impairments. New York: AFB Press.

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This chapter discusses evidence-based practices in providing early interention services and considerations for practitioners providing family-centered services to families and their infants and toddlers who have visual impairments.

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Chen, D. & Downing, J.E. (2006). Tactile strategies for children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities: Promoting communication and learning skills. New York: AFB Press

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This book summarizes available studies on tactile strategies that have been found effective for teaching children who are blind and those with multiple disabilities. It reports the use and evaluation of these strategies with 5 different children, families, and their service providers in the current model demonstration project. It provides field-tested step-by-step guidelines for implementing selected tactile strategies such as hand-under-hand guidance, tactile modeling, hand-over-hand guidance, touch and object cues, coactive signing.

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