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Blank, H.R. (1982). The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child. XXXIV, 1979: Early Speech Development in Blind Children. Doris M. Wills. Pp. 85-117.. Psychoanal Q., 51:329-330.
    
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(1982). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 51:329-330

The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child. XXXIV, 1979: Early Speech Development in Blind Children. Doris M. Wills. Pp. 85-117.

H. Robert Blank

The development of speech and its precursors is compared in seeing and blind children. The author provides a detailed description of two blind children who eventually achieved normal speech. A healthy mother-child interaction throughout infancy is essential for optimal speech and cognitive development in the seeing child; it is even more important for the blind. The highest priority should

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therefore be given to providing the mother with the help she needs, notably early treatment of the depression commonly seen in mothers of blind (and other handicapped) children.

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Article Citation

Blank, H.R. (1982). The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child. XXXIV, 1979. Psychoanal. Q., 51:329-330

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